August 21, 2014 12:00 AM

State pension ruling probably benefits everyone

The Washington state Supreme Court was right to reject public sector union claims on two provisional retirement benefits provided by the state Legislature during the dot-com stock market boom of the late 1990s. The decisions were not favorable for thousands of Thurston County government workers and retirees, but they will save state taxpayers about $10 billion over the next two decades.

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