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Tucson to hire 53 firefighters with FEMA grant

Tucson to hire 53 firefighters with FEMA grant

Money buys time to solve department's budget problems.

August 06, 2015 5:00 pm Related Loading…

Tucson chooses more expensive pension phase-in

Plan will cost taxpayers about $24 million over 20 years.

March 18, 2015 7:18 pmLoading…

Deputy city manager Gottschalk leaving Tucson for Dallas

She protected the city's bond rating and brought Tucson through the recession.

March 17, 2015 7:56 pmLoading…
Tucson sees a chance to fix more potholes

Tucson sees a chance to fix more potholes

“Just keep pavin’,” mayor tells city's transportation director.

February 18, 2015 7:13 pmLoading…
Tucson leaders worry about ballooning pension costs

Tucson leaders worry about ballooning pension costs

Two public-safety pension funds could climb to $62 million next year.

February 04, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…
SW Ambulance union may strike if final negotiations fail

SW Ambulance union may strike if final negotiations fail

Dispute with Rural/Metro is over employee benefits.

February 02, 2015 7:30 pmLoading…

Indictment won't affect pension for ex-Tucson paramedic

Herbert Oxnam will continue to get his $5,019 monthly retirement check.

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Tucson may owe pension fund extra $16M next year

Recent court ruling overturned a 2011 state law intended to keep costs down.

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For some, Social Security myths outweigh hard facts

Someone once said, “You are entitled to your own set of opinions, but you are not entitled to your own set of facts.” In other words, once you have all the facts about a situation, you certainly can come to your own conclusions about how you view those circumstances. But you can’t skew the f…

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Vote could mean more taxpayer spending on city pension fund

A Tucson pension board decision likely means the city will pony up more for its nonpublic safety pension plan next year.

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Judge won't force city to resume sick-time selling policy

A judge on Friday denied a request by Tucson’s police union to order the city to continue counting unused sick days toward their pensions.

June 06, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

City of Tucson's pension initiative loses thousands of signatures

It’s still up in the air whether voters will decide the fate of the city’s pension system in November.

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Voters will decide fate of city pensions

Tucsonans will decide this November if the city pension system gets overhauled or not.

July 16, 2013 4:50 pmLoading…

City elected officials sour on pension initiative

Just because city employees can’t take a position on the pension initiative, doesn’t mean elected officials have to remain mute.

July 10, 2013 12:41 pmLoading…
Fitz Blog: Pension system unsustainable, City to ask retirees to die

Fitz Blog: Pension system unsustainable, City to ask retirees to die

With Tucson police and fire pension costs expected to rise to $42 million, the City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to look for ways cut the costs, including asking city retirees to die "As soon as possible."

April 23, 2013 9:15 am Photos

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Tucson City Council looking to cut public-safety pensions costs

With Tucson police and fire pension costs expected to jump 20 percent next year, to $42 million, the City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to search for ways to scale back on the costs.

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Tales from the Morgue: Old-age pension plan, part 3

Tales from the Morgue: Old-age pension plan, part 3

The question and answer series on Social Security that ran in the Arizona Daily Star at the beginning of 1940, continued with examples stating what men would receive as a monthly benefit when they retired.

May 29, 2012 10:15 am Related Loading…
Tales from the Morgue: Old age pension plan, part 2

Tales from the Morgue: Old age pension plan, part 2

The new "old-age pensions" were confusing enough that the Arizona Daily Star saw fit to run questions and answers for eight days. The pensions were first paid in January, 1940.

May 28, 2012 10:15 am Related Loading…
Tales from the Morgue: Controversial old age pension plan

Tales from the Morgue: Controversial old age pension plan

It was controversial then and it's controversial now. It's standard practice these days to ask those running for public office what they would do to "fix" Social Security.

May 25, 2012 11:15 am Related Loading…

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