January 12, 2016

Wisconsin Retirement System: a Model for the Nation

Pension systems thrive when they are well-funded. There is no better example of this than the Wisconsin Retirement System: it has been fully funded since 2003. There’s no secret formula here that makes WRS such a success- the state makes …

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January 8, 2016

Good Pension News for the New Year

The new year brings a new start in politics: new state legislative sessions, new candidates running for office, and new ballot measures being proposed. 2016 is also an election year, which means people all across the country will be talking …

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January 4, 2016

Protecting Pensions in the Year Ahead

Legislative sessions begin in some states this week. Here’s a quick look at some of the places we’ll protect pensions in the year ahead: Kentucky: newly sworn-in Governor Matt Bevin campaigned on gutting Kentucky’s public pensions and forcing state employees …

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January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at the National Public Pension Coalition!  All Americans deserve a dignified, secure retirement and we will fight to protect retirement security for teachers, firefighters, nurses, librarians, and the many other public employees who keep our …

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December 29, 2015

What a Pension Means to Me

Today’s post comes to us from Grant Wood, the coordinator of the Arizona Retirement Security Coalition. It was originally published in the Arizona Capitol Times: At 23 years old, only 18 months out of college, and with a hefty pile …

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December 23, 2015

NPPC’s Naughty and Nice List

‘Tis the holiday season. While most folks now have visions of sugar plums dancing through their heads, we at the National Public Pension Coalition are still focused on protecting a secure retirement for teachers, firefighters, nurses, and other public employees. …

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