Council overrides pension veto

Beats deadline, hopes to avert state takeover Saturday, January 01, 2011 By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh City Council beat the midnight deadline with eight hours to spare Friday, pushing through a pension bailout package that it said would avert a potentially devastating state takeover of the city pension fund.

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City council unveils new parking proposal

Saturday, November 13, 2010 By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A new pension bailout proposal emerged Friday with three city council members announcing legislation that would create an “infusion of value” — but not cash — into a languishing fund rapidly headed for state takeover. “This is just another plan that we’re putting forward,” council President …

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Pittsburgh City Council approves pension bailout

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a pension bailout plan that hinges on the cooperation of the parking authority, the support of an unhappy Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the commitment of three councilmen who voted for the proposal but still want to keep …

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