Category Archives: Commentary

I support you wearing a mask – you are not alone!

Some people don’t believe in masks, but I do because I think it is an inexpensive and easy “ounce of prevention”. (I also STOP at stop signs and look both ways 3 times – just because it is much easier than surviving … Continue reading

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Salary Survey of West.Mass. Retirement Systems uploaded.

This time of year, retirement systems are setting their budgets – and staff salaries are always a topic of discussion.  It strikes me as odd that someone (state entity or association?) doesn’t do an annual salary survey – it would be … Continue reading

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Leominster Retirement Nixes COLA

I wish the Leominster Retirement Board had seen our analysis before they voted down a COLA for their retirees because I think they might have thought differently about it.  Essentially, because COLA is limited to 3% on only the first $12,000 … Continue reading

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ERI proposed in Municipal Relief Bill (H4631) has some interesting requirements.

  Read the fine print in section 11 of the Municipal Relief Bill (H4631) and you will find some very interesting provisions that load it up with some heavy paperwork.  See my highlighted areas in the copy here on our … Continue reading

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