October 30, 2015

Haunted House of Pension Horrors

Tomorrow is Halloween. Children across the country will be going door-to-door asking “trick or treat” to their neighbors. Public workers, however, are getting more tricks than treats from the pension ghouls haunting the debate over retirement security for working families. …

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October 28, 2015

Dispatches from the Field: Arizona

The largest pension system in Arizona funds a safe and secure retirement for employees of state agencies, public schools and universities, county employees and many city employees around the state.  For the more than half a million active members and …

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October 23, 2015

How Pension Cuts Harm the Middle Class

It’s now the end of National Save for Retirement Week. Hopefully this week you’ve thought some more about how pensions provide the safest and most secure retirement for working families. Unfortunately, when public pensions are cut by irresponsible politicians, those …

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October 21, 2015

The False Promise of a 401(k)

We’re in the middle of National Save for Retirement Week. As we indicated in Monday’s blog post, this week is often used by Wall Street banks and other financial interests to promote participation in defined contribution 401(k) plans. One of …

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October 19, 2015

The Promise of a Pension

This week is National Save for Retirement Week. Established by an act of Congress in 2006, this week is intended to raise awareness and promote participation in employer-sponsored retirement savings plans. We at the National Public Pension Coalition believe every …

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October 16, 2015

Spotlight on: Oklahoma

Although Oklahoma has well-performing public pensions that follow the nationally recognized best practices for pension plans, it has still been a battleground for public pensions the past several years. The conservative state legislature has considered a number of bills over …

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