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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 05:09 PM

Retired state employees seek hike in pensions

DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s budget proposal calls for setting aside $45 million lawmakers can use for a future budget crunch, but that money is already being pulled in several directions.

Whether those dollars end up being allocated for the fiscal year starting July 1 or saved could depend simply on how much influence the governor has in the General Assembly.

The first round of legislative budget hearings kicked off Tuesday, with state officials and members of the public appearing before the Joint Finance Committee to detail funding requests and urge legislators to support increases in some areas. Several retired state employees implored the budget-writing committee to provide more money for pensioners, who have received two permanent increases over the past seven budget cycles.

“We want to remind you that our retirees depend on you to help safeguard their pension and health care,” said Ted George, the president of the Delaware Retired School Personnel Association.

Read more: https://delawarestatenews.net/news/retired-state-employees-seek-hike-in-pensions/

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:13 PM

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Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-47033704

Japan is in the grip of an elderly crime wave - the proportion of crimes committed by people over the age of 65 has been steadily increasing for 20 years. The BBC's Ed Butler asks why.

Not enough money to eat, live, buy healthcare, necessities… lonely.

Some seniors find jail a better alternative.

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