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May 3, 2019

Texas Teachers Closer to Getting a Boost from State

The Texas legislature passed a bill Thursday aimed at shoring up the state teachers’ pension fund and giving its retired members a standalone bonus. The bill would increase state contributions to the $154.3 billion Texas Teachers Retirement System by 2% over the …

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November 1, 2017

Teachers Are Best Served by Traditional Pensions

The first public pension plan for teachers was established in Manhattan in 1894. In the 1910s, six states established teacher pension plans. More states followed suit and now the overwhelming majority of public school teachers in the United States participate in traditional …

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October 11, 2017

The Downside of Choice

Who doesn’t love choice? Chocolate or vanilla? Cheese or pepperoni? Boutique fitness studios have popped up everywhere so no matter what your preferred workout, you can have it. Lawmakers in some states like Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Indiana have co-opted …

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