May 4, 2017

Why Are Some Public Employees Not in Social Security?

When most Americans begin to prepare for retirement, they count on Social Security to form the bedrock of their retirement savings. For millions of working families, Social Security is the key to retiring with dignity. However, a significant number of …

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May 2, 2017

A Win for Pensions in South Carolina!

Victory in South Carolina! Last week, Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill increasing contributions to the state pension fund. While this is an important step towards improving the health of the fund, the cause for celebration is the part of …

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April 29, 2017

160 Years of Public Pensions in the United States

Public pensions are not a recent creation. In fact, the earliest public pension in the United States was established over 150 years ago for police officers in New York City. We covered the history of public pensions in our recent …

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April 21, 2017

This Week in Pensions: April 21, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the top stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the …

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