Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:13

OP-ED: Public pensioners deserve increase

After perhaps the messiest legislative session of my own memory, many deserving groups got shortchanged because of today’s brutal political narrative. 

A large majority of retirees work between 25 to 30 years in public service before receiving their retirement, contributing 6 percent of their pay each month. For many public sector workers that monthly, required contribution impacts their daily lives — this mandatory contribution to their pension often takes money away from a family’s daily buying power.

Say what you will about the state of things in North Carolina, but Florence’s raging floodwaters and fierce winds couldn’t stop us from living out the Golden Rule.