Susan Lenczewski is grappling with the complex laws governing retirement benefits.Read More »
After several years spent patching up the state’s ailing public pensions, lawmakers have another pension fund bailout to weigh, as underfunding threatens long-range stability for 9,000-plus.
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The Senate has appointed its five members to serve on the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. The commission is a joint House/Senate body with full-time staff that research and craft legislation in one of state government's most complicated fiscal and policy areas.Read More »
Teachers’ union is a lone — but loud — voice of opposition to omnibus bill The words being used to describe this year’s omnibus pension bill are more dramatic than those from previous legislative sessions. Legislators and lobbyists are referring to it as “shared sacrifice,” and one GOP state representative even used the term “bailout.”
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State pension investments are down 23 percent since July The state’s pension assets, now worth less than 80 percent of what they need to make good on future liabilities, will be consolidated into one investment mix next year – a ...
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This year’s legislative session is widely regarded as a “short” session by lawmakers and public policy activists. The regular session begins Wednesday and lawmakers must scramble to get their policy bills heard by the first committee deadline on March 28. ...
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