Texas Senate Approves Dallas Pension BillA bill to save the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund came one step closer to becoming law on Tuesday.
Dallas Council Vote Supports Pension Fund Bill Before State HearingThe compromise worked out is now the basis for amendments to the House bill.
Dallas Firefighters Leave City As Pension Troubles LoomThe Dallas Firefighters Association estimates it will lose 200 firefighters by the end of the fiscal year.
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.
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.
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 Police And Fire Reject Cuts To Pension BenefitsMembers of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system rejected a proposed plan to cut pension benefits according to results posted on the group's website.
Abbott Criticizes Dallas Leaders For Police & Fire Pension ProblemsTexas Governor Greg Abbott had sharp criticism for Dallas city leaders who are trying to save the police and fire pension system which could go broke in the next ten years.