February 8, 2016

Did you know Peyton Manning has a pension?

Last night the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50. For Denver’s starting quarterback Peyton Manning, this was almost certainly his last game before retirement. Once Manning enters retirement, there is one thing he can count on: his defined benefit pension. …

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February 5, 2016

2016 State Outlook: Alabama

Alabama has strong public pensions. The Retirement Systems of Alabama manages assets of over $37 billion and annually pay out close to $3 million in benefits. RSA earns strong returns on their investments, while having the lowest investment costs in …

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February 2, 2016

2016 State Outlook: Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s 2016 state legislative session starts today. Oklahoma has been in the news a lot recently for a couple of big problems: a teacher shortage and a revenue failure. Neither of those issues directly affects public pensions in the state, …

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February 1, 2016

Iowa Caucus

Tonight is the Iowa caucus, the kick off of the presidential nominating process for both Republicans and Democrats. We’ve heard a lot from the presidential candidates, but not a lot about retirement security. Before we talk about the candidates though, …

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January 27, 2016

2016 State Outlook: Virginia

Virginia’s public employees have endured a couple rounds of cuts to their defined benefit pensions in the past several years. Most recently, in 2012, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that forced new hires, starting January 1, 2014, into …

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