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Retiree benefits subcommittee digs into Medicare concerns

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The state has a variety of ways to lower what it’s paying for retiree healthcare, a new benefits subcommittee was told Thursday. For current workers, they include: Cutting benefits for current employees by doing things like reducing benefits for spouses. Changing benefits given to people who worked for the state but didn’t retire with the state. Establishing a minimum age …

Move to create Delaware inspector general post gains momentum

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

As calls mount for the creation of a statewide inspector general’s office in Delaware, one Newark lawmaker is drafting legislation to do just that.  Rep. John Kowalko, D-Newark, will introduce legislation in early 2022 to set the framework for the establishment of the new office, which would be tasked with investigating instances of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement within the …