State Pension Funds http://www.kplu.org en Dozens Of Wash. Pensioners May Have Been Overpaid http://www.kplu.org/post/dozens-wash-pensioners-may-have-been-overpaid <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington retirement officials have identified dozens of pensioners who may have received excessive retirement payments.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Department of Retirement Systems said Friday it is in the process of reviewing 98 cases in which someone may have improperly received pension payments while working in another government job.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:33:34 +0000 Mike Baker 12475 at http://www.kplu.org State Senator Proposes End To Pensions For Elected Officials http://www.kplu.org/post/state-senator-proposes-end-pensions-elected-officials <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Washington state senator says if 401(k) plans are good enough for Boeing machinists, they should be good enough for those who hold elected office.</span></p><p>Republican John Braun on Wednesday said he will introduce legislation to end pensions for all elected officials in Washington.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:49:16 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12403 at http://www.kplu.org State Senator Proposes End To Pensions For Elected Officials Wash. to Shrink Pensions for 3 Ex-Firefighters http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-shrink-pensions-3-ex-firefighters <p>Washington auditors have determined that pre-retirement salary increases led to more than $30,000 in excess pension payments for three former firefighters, and the state projects it will save the system more than $140,000 by permanently reducing their combined pension values.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:16:30 +0000 Mike Baker 9689 at http://www.kplu.org State Audits Identify 4 Cases of Pension Spiking http://www.kplu.org/post/state-audits-identify-4-cases-pension-spiking <p>Washington retirement officials said Tuesday they have identified four people that received improper raises shortly before retirement, but several other workers that got late pay bumps may be allowed to keep their larger pensions.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:03:41 +0000 Mike Baker 9414 at http://www.kplu.org Treasurer, lawmakers seek constitutional amendment on pensions http://www.kplu.org/post/treasurer-lawmakers-seek-constitutional-amendment-pensions <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951245.mp3</p><p>Washington's pension system is underfunded to the tune of nearly $7 billion. Now the State Treasurer and a bipartisan group of lawmakers say the time has come to force the legislature to pay the pension bill.</p><p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:47:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 749 at http://www.kplu.org Treasurer, lawmakers seek constitutional amendment on pensions Tuesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-1 <P>Worries over&nbsp;Tacoma's&nbsp;historic&nbsp;Old City Hall,&nbsp;&nbsp;over state pension funds, and a big snowstorm&nbsp;in the&nbsp;Cascades and eastern Washington. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:03:45 +0000 Gary Davis 236 at http://www.kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines