Retirees

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie: Budget Must Be Balanced With Pension, Retiree Health Care Cuts

In a stunning announcement, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said there will be no tax hikes to deal with the state’s enormous budget cap – and instead, there will be no payments for retiree pension and health benefits.

05/20/2014

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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U.S. Attorney: 10 More Charged In Long Island Rail Road Disability Fraud Scheme

The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.

05/22/2012

Seniors rap for the New York Giants (credit: CBS 2)

Seniors Honor Super Bowl-Bound Giants With Rap Video

Residents at Cedar Crest Retirement Community are giving the New York Giants a senior Super Bowl shout-out. The rapping retirees, ages 74 to 91, have spent decades supporting Big Blue.

01/31/2012

The office of Dr. Peter Lesniewski, who was charged in October 2011 in the alleged LIRR disability scheme. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: File Photo)

Report: Over Half Of LIRR Retirees In ’10 Claimed Disability

Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.

10/29/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP, Dem Senators Say Gov’t Shutdown Avoidable

Schumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.

02/21/2011

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (credit: CBS 2)

NY School Audits Find Health Benefits For The Dead

A state audit shows 10 school districts in New York paid nearly $239,000 for health insurance benefits for dead or ineligible retirees.

01/19/2011