Wis. governor refuses to give in to protests
Democrats kept the Wisconsin Assembly up overnight with a droning filibuster in another desperate attempt to block the Republican governor's bold plan to strip public sector workers of nearly all of their bargaining rights.
Life on the Run for Democrats in Union Fights
And while they seem to be adjusting to the rhythms of life on the lam, they are still trying to come to grips with being part of a sudden Democratic diaspora that everyone knows about but that the lawmakers themselves do not want to reveal.
Pension Funds Strained, States Look at 401(k) Plans
Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companies adopted years ago: moving workers away from guaranteed pension plans and toward 401(k)-type retirement savings plans.
California panel pushes for hybrid plan
California public pension plans should switch to a hybrid model with elements of a defined benefit plan and an employer-matched defined contribution plan, according to a new report.