| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As someone who has neither a defined pension plan nor a government provided plan, I am totally fed up with the budget and debt ceiling battles in Washington ("Opening round in funding fight," Sept. 20). Like millions of Americans, my previous employers...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Baltimore County's recent settlements with two firefighters and a police officer who alleged the county violated federal disability law will cost taxpayers more than $1 million — more than county officials had previously revealed.
| May 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions.
"Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
| Apr 29, 2013
With the pension system for City Hall workers facing nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is introducing legislation today that would require employees to start contributing part of their salaries to the fund....
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
For someone in their 20s, retirement is something their parents are talking about.
It is almost impossible for them to imagine their own lives 50 years out. Telling kids to save for that day — when student loans and car payments and fixed expenses...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested.
This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
| Feb 27, 2013
I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
| Sep 3, 2012
For more than 75 years, American workers have had legal rights to work together to improve their jobs and their workplaces. But the effectiveness of these rights has diminished over the past 30 years, and now it's questionable whether they're meaningful...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:28 AM
The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition.
I believe that it...
| Sep 9, 2012
About a dozen years ago, the Internet bubble had burst and many workers were forced to postpone retirement because their 401(k)s were wiped out by the bear market. Today, we're living through the aftermath of another bubble collapse and workers again...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:25 PM
It's been a difficult year politically for federal workers. It's about to get worse.
As Congress scrambles for solutions to looming automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks, lawmakers and budget experts say the federal workforce is sure to be...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Maryland's $37 billion state pension system may lower its expectations of what it can earn on investments — a decision with potentially significant consequences for retirees and Maryland taxpayers.
Trustees of the system — which covers more...