state employees http://wwno.org en Jindal continues state's partial hiring freeze http://wwno.org/post/jindal-continues-states-partial-hiring-freeze <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In what is becoming an annual ritual, Gov. Bobby Jindal has again issued a partial hiring freeze on executive branch agencies in state government.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The hiring freeze covers the 2012-13 fiscal year that began July 1.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:47:47 +0000 The Associated Press 15550 at http://wwno.org Lawmakers Back Revamp of Pension for New Workers http://wwno.org/post/lawmakers-back-revamp-pension-new-workers <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; Lawmakers have agreed to create a new pension plan for future rank-and-file state workers. Their decision gives Gov. Bobby Jindal his first significant win in his bid to revamp state retirement.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:43:20 +0000 The Associated Press 12481 at http://wwno.org House Rejects Final Passage of Jindal Pension Bill http://wwno.org/post/house-rejects-final-passage-jindal-pension-bill <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s proposal to create a new retirement plan for future rank-and-file state workers has failed to get final legislative passage. The proposal would create a cheaper investment account similar to a 401(k) plan for state employees hired after July 1, 2013.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 May 2012 16:04:47 +0000 The Associated Press 12061 at http://wwno.org Bill to Boost Pension Cost Advances, Tied to Raise http://wwno.org/post/bill-boost-pension-cost-advances-tied-raise <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s proposal to hike the amount rank-and-file state workers pay for retirement has advanced to the full House for debate, despite criticism a tie to pay raises could cost the state more than it benefits. It&#39;s unclear when the 2 percentage point increase in pension contributions would be levied on employees.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:26:53 +0000 The Associated Press 11956 at http://wwno.org Senate Waters Down, Passes Jindal Retirement Bill http://wwno.org/post/senate-waters-down-passes-jindal-retirement-bill <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s proposal to boost the amount rank-and-file state workers pay for their retirement has been approved by the Louisiana Senate. The measure was approved&nbsp;yesterday, but only after several provisions were added that make it unlikely the full 2 percentage point increase would take effect.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 14:35:09 +0000 The Associated Press 11103 at http://wwno.org Senate Shelves Debate on Jindal Retirement Bills http://wwno.org/post/senate-shelves-debate-jindal-retirement-bills <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; The Louisiana Senate has again delayed debate on Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s bill to charge rank-and-file state workers more and make them wait longer for their pension benefits, amid questions about whether they have enough votes to pass.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 16:16:16 +0000 The Associated Press 10733 at http://wwno.org