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Pension plan train wreck

One of the biggest examples of the financial risks in having an administrative branch of city government that isn’t directly answerable to the public is…

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Mack responds to Pension ideas

From Councilwoman Diane Mack: Dear Rick, In response to today’s blog post regarding Dr. Pratt’s pension proposal, I would ask that you give thoughtful attention…

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Pratt may try one more time on pensions

One of the big issues during the 2008 city election season was the city pensions – which are costing about $14 million a year to…

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Pratt tackles pensions and benefits

Pensacola City Councilwoman Megan Pratt has posted on her website her recommendations for city pensions and benefits. She has reviewed the plans from Gulf Power,…

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Big day for City Council

What will the Pensacola City Council do about pensions? City Manager Al Coby has recommended a study of wages and benefits. Price tag $25K. Will…

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Another city study for $25K

Pensacola City Manager Al Coby is recommending to the city council a $25,000 comparative study of the city’s compensation, benefits and pension plans. The city…

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“Why we are firefighters”

This comment was posted elsewhere on the blog. I think it deserves more attention: After the pension workshop I had a few thoughts I felt…

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A year later PNJ writes on pensions

In its Sunday edition, the Pensacola News Journal has a story on how pensions are breaking the city budget. On April 24, 2008, we wrote…

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Elebash costs fire pension $3 million

I’m not serious, but that would be how Elebash, Fairchild and others would be spinning the losses of the City Fire Pension, if Quint Studer…

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