March 2019

  • This Week in Pensions: March 29, 2019

    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…

  • Oklahoma Coalition Pushes COLA for Public Employee Retirees
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    Retired and current public employees in Oklahoma are resilient. After facing a defeat on cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) legislation last year, current and retired public employees are fighting once again for a much-needed boost in retiree benefits. On March 11th, the…

  • This Week in Pensions: March 22, 2019

    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 lawmakers are at it again
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    Today’s blog post was written by NPPC Communications Director Andrew Collier. If you’ve been a reader of Defined Benefit since we started this blog, you’d know that some lawmakers in Kentucky have tried to dismantle public pensions several times. Last…

  • This Week in Pensions: March 15, 2019

    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…

  • Who is Chad Aldeman and why is he attacking pensions for teachers?

    If you happen to stumble across the website TeacherPensions.org, you might think it is a website advocating for the retirement security of public school teachers. You would be wrong. TeacherPensions.org is a project of Bellwether Education Partners, an “education reform”…

  • Pensions on Main Street
    Pensions on Main Street

    Public pensions are powerful economic engines for local communities, states, and the national economy. As the money in public pension funds is invested and as public pension benefits are spent by retirees, this creates economic activity that supports local jobs,…

  • This Week in Pensions: March 8, 2019

    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…

  • The California Supreme Court Upholds the California Rule
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    Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court issued a major decision in a case regarding public pension benefits in the Golden State. Ruling in the case Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS, the court unanimously agreed to uphold the California…

  • Americans Recognize They Face a Retirement Crisis
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    Americans are facing a retirement savings crisis. The experts have warned about this for a while now. But do working families themselves recognize the growing crisis? The answer is overwhelmingly “yes” according to a new survey from the National Institute…

  • This Week in Pensions: March 1, 2019

    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…