Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:25:16 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
On the last night of the legislative session, Senators passed by voice vote a resolution asking Alabama's Insurance Board to treat them as they treat all active full-time state employees -paying nothing for single coverage health insurance and $180 a month for family coverage.
They were denied - a reasonable action by the Board, given some of the legal issues involved, and given that this would be granted to Senators and not House members .
Legislators no doubt will try again to achieve this health insurance subsidy, something other Southern state lawmakers get.
While doing so, they should also focus on the money they need to put into the trust funds voters approved this year to help pay obligations owed.
The current projected unfunded liability for retirees health care benefits for state employees and teachers is approaching $20 billion.
Perhaps if lawmakers were part of the system, they would have greater interest in fixing it.
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