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Philly’s Pension Board Is Finally Getting Its Act Together

It’s hard to believe, but it may finally be time to say something positive about Philadelphia’s much-maligned Board of Pensions. They’re the geniuses that gave […]

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Union for News and Ad Staff at PMN Alleges Company Stiffed Members on Pensions

Declining circulation. Evaporating print revenue. Meager digital ad monetization. Yes, times are tough these days in the newspaper business. Further complicating matters for Philadelphia Media […]

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Allan Domb Introduces Bill to End DROP for New Non-Union Employees

Allan Domb wants to drop DROP — for new non-union employees, at least. The at-large City Councilman is introducing legislation on Thursday that would curtail the […]

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The Looming DROP Apocalypse

He was the only son of the Big Bambino, but even that couldn’t save him from the political firestorm over DROP. Seven years ago, Frank […]

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She Stole $73K from Court, Says She’s Still Entitled to $6,500 Monthly Pension

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Audit: City Pension Fund Still Going Broke

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his annual compliance audit of Philadelphia’s city pension fund today, and it has some grim news: The city’s funding ratio—the […]

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Court Rules Jerry Sandusky Can Get Pennsylvania Pension Back

A Commonwealth Court panel ruled unanimously today that Jerry Sandusky is still entitled to his state pension despite being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. […]

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10 Charts That Show Philly’s Outlook Is More Precarious Than Philadelphians Think

Philadelphians have a giant crush on Philly, according to poll results released last week by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Forty-eight percent of residents surveyed believe the city […]

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New Jersey, Pennsylvania Really, Really Stink at Pension Funding

New Jersey and Pennsylvania have America’s most-underfunded public employee pension systems, says a new report from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. In fact, […]

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Philly’s Unfunded Pension Liabilities: $5.3 Billion

A stark reminder of the seriousness of the “pension crisis” you hear about so often: A new report says that Philadelphia is $5.3 billion behind […]

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Report: Jersey Pension Shortfall Due to Risky Christie Investments

Chris Christie might be great at yelling at teachers, but you might not want to take financial advice from him.