Archive for January, 2016

January 27, 2016

2016 State Outlook: Virginia

Virginia’s public employees have endured a couple rounds of cuts to their defined benefit pensions in the past several years. Most recently, in 2012, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that forced new hires, starting January 1, 2014, into …

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January 26, 2016

2016 State Outlook: Missouri

Retirees and public employees in Missouri should feel good about the security of their retirement. Missouri’s public pensions are healthy and state politicians have largely avoided unnecessary, misguided attacks on pensions. Last year, the executive director of the Public School …

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January 19, 2016

The Star Wars Theory of Retirement

Last week, NPPC’s executive director Bailey Childers wrote on CNBC about the December 2015 jobs report. She talked about how the release of Star Wars: the Force Awakens accounted for thousands of new jobs, but those jobs aren’t likely to …

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January 15, 2016

2016 State Outlook: Michigan

This week the Michigan state legislature began its 2016 legislative session. As legislators there consider how best to provide retirement security to public employees, it’s important to look back on Michigan’s history. In 1997, Michigan closed its defined benefit pension …

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