Judge Overturns Arizona Pension Law Change

Excerpt from AZ CapitolTimes.com:

A judge has struck down an Arizona law that increased the amount state employees must contribute toward their pensions as unconstitutional.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Eileen Willett wrote in a Friday ruling that a state law that went into effect on July 1 illegally changed the contract between the state and its employees. State law, she said, forbid laws “impairing the obligation of a contract.”

The law increased the contributions state employees must make to their pension from 50 percent to 53 percent.

Read the complete story here.

Comments are closed.