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Pension Concern Serious
"...The excellent article by Louisa C. Brinsmade on the pension woes of school employees [Vol. 16, No. 25] needs..."

March 7, 1997 Column

Teachers Want Books Checked at Pension Fund
TRS internal investigation isn't credible, union president says
"...the state agency that handles $102.4 billion in teacher pension funds, it was initially written off as campaign theatrics...."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AG: State's Pension Books Don't Balance
"...that showed that 82 of the 96 government-related defined pension plans in Texas were carrying liability on the books...."

June 28, 2007 News Post by Kimberly Reeves

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are adrift in this gay-rights drama
"...struggle waged by Laurel Hester (Moore) to leave her pension to her registered domestic partner Stacie Andree (Page), after..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Feeling Kinda Kim
A glance at all things Jennifer
"...that her refusal to support funding for the Firefighters pension cost her our endorsement for re-election," writes Truesdell. "This..."

Jan. 23, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Tower Heist
Sensitive to the zeitgeist of the moment, this Brett Ratner film with the A-list cast is a real people-pleaser.
"...had previously entrusted Shaw to handle his entire staff’s pension plans – gone, all of it, in a Madoff-like..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Agnes Browne
"...between her husband's death and the day her widower's pension will kick in. Agnes Browne is a character-driven piece..."

April 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Browning Version
"...Passive, shut-down, forced into early retirement, cheated from his pension, hated by his students, and tortured by his unfaithful..."

Dec. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Jeff Mccord

The Daily Hustle: 10/14/10 (Updated)
Employee pensions, Downtown development dominate
"...of a couple multi-faceted issues: changes to the city's pension and retirement program, and the development deal for Austin..."

Oct. 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Are City Employee Pensions at Risk?
Pension systems in Dallas and Houston have been beat up by bad spending.
"...Public pension systems – funds that pay out retirement income to..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

The Common Law
What does the term "ERISA" mean?
" regulate employee benefit plans (e.g., group health plans, pension plans, etc.)...."

Dec. 23, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

A Bad Rap
Ratliff's Rider Ticks Off Music Industry, Civil Servants
" of the stock would effectively drain the state's pension and investment funds, the same nest egg that state..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

On the Lege
Texas and Sudan: In or Out?
"...companies in Sudan without breaking the bank and jeopardizing pension funds. Based on this model, mutual fund companies such..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

The Hightower Report
The Ungodly Pensions of CEOs; and Drinking Liberally
"...THE UNGODLY PENSIONS OF CEOs Corporate America is fast implementing a two-tiered..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Been Down So Long
Piecemeal Relief Is Recommended for Retired Teachers
"...the lack of federal benefits by contributing to their pension funds at a higher rate, and paying out at..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Can Austin Get Its Arms Around ESDs?
Austin Fire Department and ESD 6 negotiating possible merger
"...the new firefighters get vested into the existing Austin pension system?..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Doctor Is In – Then Out
Physician says she was fired for speaking out against bad management
" of Austin to CommUnityCare, we were losing our pension," Haji says. "Under the city of Austin, we had..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Dukes Deal Off. Next Stop: Court.
District Attorney confirms state rep will stand trial
"...Furthermore, Dukes would be barred from drawing her state pension while she was either imprisoned or on parole...."

Aug. 2, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...must also contribute to the actor's health insurance and pension fund...."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

ATU vs. Martinez: 'Better a Dog' for Council
ATU 1091 President Jay Wyatt has some choice words about Martinez
" agreement was reached on the issue of employee pension plans until last Friday, when an independent arbitrator determined..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

What About Retired Rural Teachers?
" deductibles for Medicare and TRS. The 16th largest pension plan in the world is the TRS with $113..."

Jan. 9, 2012 Postmarks

On the Lege: Budget Rollout
The budget battle begins at the Capitol
"...The state contribution rate to the Teacher Retirement System pension fund will jump to 6.7%, up from the current..."

March 30, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

On Texas' Divesting Sudan-Related Funds
"...there would be a "financial hit" to Texas state pension funds as a result of the divestment legislation. When..."

March 25, 2007 Postmarks

No Growth at the Growth Fund
Despite charging millions of dollars in management fees, the Texas Growth Fund has returned zero to the state
" Austin and financed by the state's major public pension pools as well as the University of Texas and..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Mutual Interests
Military might makes investments right for teachers and state employees in Texas.
"...well as the less-rich San Antonio Fire and Police Pension Fund. In the bear market of the last few..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

A Question of Equity
Is It Time for Austin Actors To Go Union? And Vice Versa?
"...the actor's Equity card, the cessation of health and pension benefits that union members receive, and even blacklisting...."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Irishman
Scorsese's filmmaking excellence can't mask a flawed retreading of mob history
"...facto chief banker by making loans from the union pension fund...."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin At Large: For the Price of a Policeman
The cost of public safety, in different community currencies
"...says, rapidly deteriorating financial situation of the APD officer pension fund. Henson often rattles the press corps' cages pleading..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Bills on the Move
"...would require voter approval for a municipality to issue pension obligation bonds for a pension fund, on a 21-10..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Rick Perry, Lord of the Dance?
Why would a former Texas governor go on reality TV? Why not?
" Perry has been drawing his $90,000 a year pension: However, that's a lot less than the $150,000 plus..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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