Archive for November, 2015

November 30, 2015

Fund Your Pension!

Unfortunately, Kentucky and its public pensions have been in the news a lot lately. I say unfortunately because Kentucky’s pensions do suffer from a real underfunding problem and the state just elected a new governor who campaigned on gutting those …

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November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today’s blog post was written by our intern Jennifer: Like most public employees, my father has dedicated his life to helping others. His passion for service propelled him to pursue a career as a police officer in Muncie, Indiana. Although …

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November 23, 2015

Dispatches from the Field: Houston, TX

John Arnold has been all over Bloomberg lately. He was the protagonist of two articles last week. You’ve heard plenty from us about Arnold before. The Bloomberg Business profile didn’t reveal anything new about the anti-pension billionaire other than that …

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November 20, 2015

State Update: Pennsylvania

As we’ve written before, Pennsylvania faces an ongoing standoff over its budget and at least part of the fight has to do with pensions. Earlier this month, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and Republican leaders in the state legislature announced a …

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November 18, 2015

Election Recap: Cajun-Style

If you don’t follow Louisiana politics, then you might be missing out on their exciting and unique electoral politics. Louisiana elects its governor, other statewide officers, and state legislature in off-off-year elections. The candidates for governor all participate in what’s …

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November 16, 2015

Latinos and Retirement Security

Ask any presidential candidate and they’ll tell you that immigration is a major issue in the 2016 campaign. Immigration, however, is not the only issue of concern to the Latino community. Retirement security deserves serious consideration as Latinos have lower …

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