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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November 13, 2015

Spotlight on: Carl DeMaio and Chuck Reed

Today is Friday the 13th, a day typically associated with bad luck. Bad luck is something Carl DeMaio and Chuck Reed know about. For several years now, they have tried to gut the retirement security of California working families with …

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November 9, 2015

Not Having a Pension Could Kill You!

Two recent reports- on unrelated subjects- have highlighted the importance of pensions for low-income working families. The Employee Benefits Research Institute released a report last month that focused on the ability of defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans to …

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