“This Week in Pensions” is a new series here at Defined Benefit. Each week we will gather the five best stories about pensions and retirement security. “This Week in Pensions” is your go-to source for the news you need to know. We launched the series last week and you can read our first edition here.
Here are this week’s best stories about pensions:
- New Wisconsin law gives municipal employees more retirement plan options by Barry Burr: this week Gov. Scott Walker signed a new law allowing additional municipalities in Wisconsin to join the statewide Wisconsin Retirement System, expanding access to pensions for public employees.
- U.S. women far more likely than men to be poor in retirement, research shows by Ellen Wulfhorst: Reuters covers the release of a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security on women and retirement security.
- How severe is the retirement crisis? These six charts spell it out. by Michael Hiltzik: Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik looks at data from the Economic Policy Institute about widening inequality in retirement.
- Defined benefit plans less costly to city, if goal is to have good retirement benefits by Nancy Hicks: the Lincoln Journal Star reports on testimony before the Lincoln Pension Review Committee in favor of defined benefit pension plans.
- How to level the playing field for working families by Senator Elizabeth Warren: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren writes in the Boston Globe about the role that retirement security plays in guaranteeing a decent standard of living for working families.