Tag Archives: Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Police-fire pension fund needs fixing in 2013

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.

Read More »

Pension puzzler: keeping funds alive

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.”

Read More »

Minnesota state pensions to merge

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 ...

Read More »

Bonding bill is to be centerpiece of legislative session

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. ...

Read More »