The State Worker

December 9, 2013

Read the Detroit bankruptcy ruling

Here’s the 150-page decision in the Detroit bankruptcy case, which has the distinction of being the first-ever court decision that says promised public-employee pension benefits can be reduced via municipal bankruptcy. Worth noting: States cannot declare bankruptcy.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at jortiz@sacbee.com or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.

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