Along with deciding the fate of elected officials who control pension issues, voters in several states also had a say on measures affecting public pension systems. Below is a list of some of the issues and races where pension provisions were at issue.
The measure would amend the state constitution to require a three-fifths supermajority vote by the General Assembly, city councils and school districts to enhance any public pension benefits.
The measure would amend the state constitution to deny pension benefits to any employee or official convicted of a felony
related to their public job.
The measure would amend the state
constitution to allow increases in mandatory
contributions from all state judges' salaries.
Voters will decide whether to keep the
state's emergency manager law. That law
allows the governor to appoint a manager for
financially troubled municipalities and school
districts that would be responsible for all operational
aspects of the jurisdiction deemed to be fiscally troubled, including pensions and investments.
The measure would amend the state constitution to allow cities and counties to create districts where they could levy a sales tax to back bonds for infrastructure improvements, but the tax revenue also could be used to retire unfunded liabilities of closed local police and fire pension plans.
A ballot measure would amend the Portland City Charter in relation to the Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Program to prohibit combining service by a city employee with another employer in calculating service credit for pension benefits; prohibit altering benefits for part-time employees; and change the vesting period for non-service-related death benefits to five years from 10.