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  1. 2019 elections
    A First Look at the 2019 ElectionsThe Democrats have a shot at the governorships in three southern states. Seven state legislative chambers and many local offices will be up for grabs.
  2. kentucky
    Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session to Go After Teacher Pensions AgainThe state Supreme Court shot down cuts to public employee pensions, so Matt Bevin is pursuing his unpopular “reforms” in the worst possible way.
  3. teachers strike
    Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  4. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  5. oh albany!
    Sheldon Silver Filed for His Pension a Day After Getting Convicted of CorruptionHe could make more than $85,000 a year.
  6. Wall Street Is Fleecing New York CityCertain New York City pension investments have made virtually nothing over the past decade, after accounting for money managers’ fees. 
  7. private iniquity
    California Teachers’ Pension Votes to Shun Gun MoneyCalSTRS is getting out of its firearms investments.
  8. oh albany!
    Novel Idea: Corrupt Politicians Shouldn’t Get PensionsThat’s what state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is proposing.
  9. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alan Hevesi Probably Going to PrisonThe former state controller is expected to plead guilty to a felony corruption charge.
  10. ink-stained wretches
    Condé Nast Freezes Pension PlansThey get pensions?!
  11. oh albany!
    Lawmakers in Albany Collect Pension and Salary at Same TimeOur level of surprise on this one? Zero to negative 25 percent.