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Surplus of hindsight

Surplus of hindsight

State Legislators banking on a healthy state budget surplus to ease funding tensions next session are in for an unexpected comeuppance. A major state employee benefit system for retired teachers is in danger of imminent insolvency. A surprising twist to this problem...

Taxpayer Abuse for…Personal Use?

Taxpayer Abuse for…Personal Use?

Government employees already have the luxury of all but guaranteed job security, excellent benefits and defined pensions; they don’t need frivolous spending perks.