Tag: teacher pensions

Blog: Sen. McFadden upset at letter from teachers union

Unions for teachers and state workers are organizing what they hope will be one of the largest rallies at the State House in years to protect their pension benefits and reduce funding cuts. But some of the advanced tactics for next Monday’s rally are getting push back from key legislators like Sen. Nathaniel McFadden who object to being depicted as skimping on education.

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O’Malley says he won’t shift teacher pension costs to counties this year

Gov. Martin O’Malley gave county officials from across Maryland some good news at their annual meeting Thursday night, saying he would not seek to shift the huge costs of teacher pensions to them “this year.”

O’Malley said the state needed to make the pension system more sustainable first by either reducing benefits or increasing contributions from employees before shifting those costs – now approaching $1 billion a year – onto county governments.

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