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Wisconsin Retirement System

Feb 18, 2011

Capitol fight overshadows court race

Gov. Scott Walker’s public-employee revolution may cast a long shadow over the spring election for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Feb 11, 2011

Wisconsin workers reeling from anti-union bill

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Public employees were reeling Friday trying to figure out what to do after Gov. Scott Walker asked the Legislature to remove […]

Aug 27, 2010

Lawmakers take aim at public worker pensions

By Matt Pommer Public employee pensions are back in the spotlight as several states try to change benefits for current and future retirees. For example, state legislators packed a session […]

Jul 9, 2010

Pension costs will play election role

By Matt Pommer Contribution rates for the Wisconsin Retirement System’s main program will rise sharply in 2011, and the higher rates will play a key role in public employee collective […]

Jan 8, 2010

State worker buyout has advantages

By Matt Pommer Gov. Jim Doyle is again talking about reducing the number of state workers to help meet state government’s growing financial challenges. His comments have spurred speculation that […]

Jan 7, 2010

News from around Wisconsin (8 p.m. 1/7/10)

Another annuity cut projected for Wis. retirees MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Even though the stock market rebounded in 2009, the state investment board is projecting a 1 percent cut in […]

Nov 13, 2009

Walker targets wages and benefits

By Matt Pommer Republican gubernatorial front-runner Scott Walker is vowing to cut state employee wages and benefits to help reduce state taxes on the wealthy. State employees already are feeling […]


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