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Selling sick leave nets millions for top Tucson police, fire officers

Selling sick leave nets millions for top Tucson police, fire officers

Tucson spent nearly $5 million buying back unused sick days from police officers and firefighters the past two years — and shelled out another $2 million in what the city attorney now says were illegal pension contributions for those unworked days.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Initiative to curb public employee pensions launched

PHOENIX — Saying he doesn’t want a Detroit-like bankruptcy here, a GOP activist is hoping to get voters to curb the size of pensions for public employees.

September 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pension dispute almost settled today

The two sides in a lawsuit over whether an initiative overhauling the city pension system should appear on the November ballot are close to resolving their dispute and letting the voters decide the issue.

August 28, 2013 11:30 amLoading…

Toss petitions seeking to change city of Tucson benefits, court urged

Thousands of signatures gathered in a petition drive to change benefits for city of Tucson employees should be thrown out, a lawyer argued in court this week.

August 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pension liabilities worry city bond-rating agency

There's a mixture of good news and bad news with the city's recent report card from the Fitch rating agency.

May 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Information on pensions available on Internet

Fewer and fewer businesses offer traditional pension plans these days. Yet some pension programs survive, particularly in the public sector.

October 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Legislature reverses changes to pensions

PHOENIX - Arizona legislators have voted to reverse a cost-cutting decision to make thousands of state and local government employees pay a bigger share of the costs of the state's main public retirement system.

April 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Retired AZ elected officials may yet see a pension hike

PHOENIX - A judge is considering whether retired Arizona elected officials can again receive cost-of-living raises to their pensions.

April 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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