The Perils of Payroll Tax and Pension Holidays
Congress has voted to continue the payroll tax cut in 2012, but the federal government has postponed the critical debate over the long term financing of Social Security. What can the federal government learn from state and local governments about the perils of taking “holidays” from making payments to retirement plans? Center for State and Local Government Excellence President & CEO Elizabeth Kellar writes about the consequences of such holidays and why some pension plans are better funded than others.
Coping with Crisis: How Are Local Governments Reinventing Themselves in the Wake of the Great Recession?
The economic recession forced local governments to move beyond a “business as usual” approach to cutting costs and improving efficiency. This new white paper from ICMA looks at how cities, towns, and counties are reinventing themselves now that the easy measures have been adopted.
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