pension http://wrvo.org en DiNapoli calls for changes to federal government rules for same sex couples http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-calls-changes-federal-government-rules-same-sex-couples <p>Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is trying to use the power of the pension fund to increase equal rights for same sex married couples, and has written a letter to President Obama.<p>DiNapoli is asking Obama to add a “place of celebration” clause to federal government rules and regulations that define benefits for married couples. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:05:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41495 at http://wrvo.org Budget watchdog group urges rejection of Cuomo's pension bailout plan http://wrvo.org/post/budget-watchdog-group-urges-rejection-cuomos-pension-bailout-plan <p>A leading budget watchdog group is urging rejection of a key component of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan. It would allow cities and schools to put off some payments to their pension funds. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:11:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33866 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse City School District budget calls for more layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-city-school-district-budget-calls-more-layoffs <p>Projections unveiled at the Syracuse City School District budget meeting last night could push the total number of positions the district has eliminated since 2009 to more than 1,000. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:13:30 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 33382 at http://wrvo.org Stephanie Miner on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/stephanie-miner-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">This edition of the Campbell Conversations offers a wide-ranging discussion with <font size="2">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner</font> that covers both local and national political issues, and which includes discussions of the pension problem, ideas voiced in <span class="il">her</span> recent state of the city address, and reflections on the conflicts within the city’s criminal justice system.</span></font></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:41:21 +0000 Grant Reeher 32832 at http://wrvo.org Assembly Speaker Silver waiting for comptroller's view of pension plan http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-speaker-silver-waiting-comptrollers-view-pension-plan <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pension stabilization plan could face some obstacles in the legislature.&nbsp; Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he wants to know what the state comptroller thinks of the idea first. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:31:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 32584 at http://wrvo.org Local governments will be graded on fiscal health http://wrvo.org/post/local-governments-will-be-graded-fiscal-health <p>Municipalities and school districts in New York state will soon get graded on their fiscal health. A fiscal monitoring system run by the state comptroller's office will publicly identify local governments that may be heading towards a fiscal cliff. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:24:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32547 at http://wrvo.org Miner and other mayors bring complaints about Cuomo's budget to Albany http://wrvo.org/post/miner-and-other-mayors-bring-complaints-about-cuomos-budget-albany <p>Mayors from around the state came to complain about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget, as the first day of legislative hearings on the spending plan kicked off in Albany. Upstate mayors, in particular, have concerns about ever growing pension payments. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:23:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 32522 at http://wrvo.org Counties face budget crunch in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/counties-face-budget-crunch-new-york-state <p>Fall means budget season in counties across New York State.&nbsp; Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney makes her budget pitch to lawmakers Friday.&nbsp; Many governments are facing the same pressures. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:06:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25988 at http://wrvo.org Lawmakers will not tolerate employees stacking overtime http://wrvo.org/post/lawmakers-will-not-tolerate-employees-stacking-overtime <p><strong><a href="http://www.ongov.net/">Onondaga County</a></strong> is cracking down on employees who pile up overtime pay which ultimately push their pensions higher. Reducing these payments could save the county millions of dollars in the long run.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:21:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 17100 at http://wrvo.org