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Re: “State employees gear up to fight reduction in retirement benefits

I think the "Not Compounded" means that you just get a lump sum and it
isn't added to your Retirement Benefit. It's a wonderful trick the state has a lot of experience at. They did it to State Employees for years with their COLA and the Merit. It means if you are making $10,000 and you get a 5% COLA you get a bonus of $500, but next year your base salary is still $10,000 instead of $10,500 when the next 5% is applied. The Retirement Board is no friend to State Employees and they railroaded Gail Stone out as head of APERS so they could put a Republican former Legislator in her place.

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Posted by arkdemocrat on 01/18/2019 at 5:58 PM

Re: “State retirement benefits on the chopping block UPDATE

Retirement Payments are not funded by Tax Dollars. The system takes a percentage of Salary from every Position and invests it to get their money plus Employees hired in about the last 5-10 years pay a percentage of their Salary into the system as well.

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Posted by arkdemocrat on 01/17/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “The legislative shop of horrors: Kim Hammer's campus speech bill

The most dangerous season of all, when the Arkansas Legislature with all of its right wing know nothings, come to town.

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Posted by arkdemocrat on 01/16/2019 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Whoops: Dramatic cost increase and change in scope for the I-30 concrete gulch in Little Rock UPDATE

If they spend this money and don't do something about the I-40 ramp onto I-30, it will all be for naught. That is one of the biggest causes of traffic backups coming from Cabot, Sherwood, NLR into LR every morning.

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Posted by arkdemocrat on 01/10/2019 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Corn through a goose: Or how the legislature is manipulated by special interests

The stupidity, gullibility and ignorance or "don't care" attitude about the constitution is astounding in the Arkansas Legislature, but the people keep electing these people or others like them. Scary!!

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Posted by arkdemocrat on 01/06/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Racing Commission rules get a tweak in apparent response to Pope County casino furor

Leslie doesn't have time to rule on anything Arkansas related, shes too busy running all over the country getting involved in lawsuits that the Republican National Committee tell her she needs to be in.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by arkdemocrat on 01/03/2019 at 5:20 PM

Re: “It's official: Charlie Collins is staying on state payroll with Hutchinson administration job at DFA

The reduction in State Employees is just in the people that actually do the work, not the highly paid patronage jobs that are created out of nowhere.

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Posted by arkdemocrat on 12/28/2018 at 5:02 PM

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