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Rhode Island makes pension system cuts
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With government pension costs going up and revenues still down, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a law on Nov. 18 that alters the public pension system and reduces the state's liability. "I take no joy in the pain this will cause for thousands of Rhode Islanders," Chafee said in a statement. "But the most important objective was ensuring retirement security for those in the state system." More

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Cities are the next wave of new credit union members
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In the wake of Bank Transfer Day, numerous cities are seizing an opportunity to get out from underneath the big bank thumb and bring accounts to neighborhood credit unions. During the initial mass exodus following Bank Transfer Day, consumers were the driving force behind new memberships. However, reflecting on the continued focus of the endless benefits, many cities are pulling accounts from multinational institutions and parking their dough at a local credit union. More

Tampa, Fla., streetcar to pay $396,000 for insurance on rail crossing
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The TECO Historic Streetcar Inc., will pay $396,000 for a one-year, $100 million premium for liability insurance CSX Transportation Inc. requires for an Ybor City rail crossing, despite trying to negotiate a better arrangement with CSX. David Mechanik, president of the nonprofit streetcar company, approved a policy with four carriers — XL, ARCH, Liberty and Steadfast — in the absence of a board quorum. More

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San Jose City Council in California votes 6-5 to place pension reform on June ballot
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Over the loud objections of city workers and retirees, the San Jose City Council recently voted 6-5 to approve language for a pension reform measure that could go before voters in June. The vote was a key political victory for Mayor Chuck Reed, who since last May has been trying to sell the council on a measure that overhauls pensions to prevent the layoffs of more cops and a severe reduction in city services. More

City employees' safety behind move to approve gun ban
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Port Washington, N.Y., officials point to conversations with their employees about safety concerns in their decision to approve an ordinance banning concealed weapons in all city buildings. "While your number one duty is to represent the city, your employees have asked you that they don't want the guns," Port Washington Mayor Scott Huebner said to the council recently. More

Town OKs ban on new pit bulls
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If you own a breed of pit bull and want to move to the northern Panhandle community of Rushvill, Neb., your dog won't be welcome. Citing a rash of attacks, City Council members voted unanimously to prohibit pit bulls inside the city limits. In addition, people who own pit bulls must prove they have sufficient liability insurance to cover a possible attack, according to City Attorney Jamian Simmons. More

Vehicles stolen from hospital parking garage
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A place of healing and safety has stepped up security. Car thieves hit the parking garage, and not just once. Memorial Health Care Security in Colorado Springs, Colo., said someone must have seen someone lurking about in the parking garage just north of the hospital. They've increased patrols in the lot and are working with the Colorado Springs Police Department to find these criminals. More
 



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