December 2018

  • Grateful for Public Employees and Their Retirement Security
    public employees

    During this holiday season, many people are fortunate to enjoy winter vacations and travel to spend time with family and friends. For many public employees, however, their work does not stop for the holidays. Every year, there are thousands of…

  • This Week in Pensions: December 21, 2018

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

  • Kentucky Pensions and the Shortest Special Session
    Kentucky pensions

    Kentucky and its public pensions are often in the news and this year has been no exception. In just the past two weeks, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down the hurriedly passed pension-gutting bill, SB 151, and then Governor…

  • This Week in Pensions: December 14, 2018

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

  • Same Old Story in West Haven
    Utah pension changes

    Earlier this week, the article West Haven PD, losing officers, pleads with city to return to a traditional pension plan was published in the New Haven Register. The article details how ten years after the city switched the police department…

  • Take Note From Minnesota
    The pension crisis is a myth

    Bipartisanship. It’s rare these days, isn’t it? No matter which side of politics you’re on over the border wall, health care, climate change, or anything for that matter, it’s tough these days to come together and hash out a deal.…

  • This Week in Pensions: December 7, 2018

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

  • How Pension Opponents Use Pension Envy

    Today’s post is written by Andrew Collier, Communications Director at NPPC. Over the years, many states have enacted laws that make public employee retirees’ pension benefits public information. Every retired public employee, from your high school custodian, school superintendents, to…

  • Retirees Deserve COLAs
    Latino retirement security

    A cost of living adjustment (known as a COLA) is is an increase in the amount of a retiree’s or beneficiary’s pension payment in order to account for inflation. As time goes on and inflation increases, the daily costs of…