Senator West On Negotiating Pension Deal: "Have You Ever Had Gumbo?"He and other lawmakers, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and most of the police and fire associations called the compromise a victory.
Dallas Council Vote Supports Pension Fund Bill Before State HearingThe compromise worked out is now the basis for amendments to the House bill.
'Major Progress Made' On Dallas Police & Fire Pension“Most parties involved have agreed to concepts which provide the framework that will resolve major sticking points that have stalled progress,” said Senator West.
Details Emerge In Conceptual Agreement On Police & Fire Pension FundDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and council members said Wednesday they're hopeful about a conceptual agreement reached with the majority of police and fire associations over how to keep their troubled pension fund from going broke.
Dallas Mayor Looking For Help In Senate After Pension Fund Bill Passes House"This may very well be my Alamo," said Mayor Mike Rawlings, who opposes the legislation.
Texas House Passes Dallas Police And Fire Pension BillLawmakers said minor changes could still be made Thursday before the final reading.
Retired DPD Chiefs Send Lawmakers Warning About Pension Crisis, CrimeMore than 30 former Dallas Police chiefs have signed a letter, urging every state lawmaker to approve a bill that will save the Police and Fire Pension Fund from going broke within ten years.
Lawmaker, Mayor Disagree On Solutions To Dallas Police-Fire PensionOn Monday afternoon, retired officers and firefighters attended a hearing before the House Pension Committee, the first legislative body that will consider a bill aimed at getting the fund back on its financial feet.
Dallas Mayor Wants 911 System UpgradedMany experts say 911 systems across the country need a major overhaul.
Dallas Mayor Withdraws From Lawsuit Against Pension System BoardAccording to the Mayor, this action leaves "defense of the remaining $2.1 billion in the Pension System's Fund in the capable hands of the four City Council members who recently intervened in the case and their attorneys."
Police & Fire Pension Board Backs State Rep. Plan To Save Troubled FundThe new proposal would raise the retirement age from either 51 or 55 to 58, eliminate cost of living adjustments for 20 years and lower a multiplier used to determine the pension for police officers and firefighters from 3 percent to 2.5 percent.
Dallas City Council Rejects $800M Bond PackageThe Dallas City Council rejected a proposal to place a $800 million dollar bond package before voters in May.