April 2021

  • This Week in Pensions: April 30, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this month’s last edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories…

  • How the Reason Foundation Misleads the Public on Pensions
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    We have covered the Reason Foundation on our blog before and developed a video about them. This year, they have focused on overemphasizing public pensions’ unfunded liabilities, creating the illusion that pensions are not financially stable and a burden on…

  • Public Employee Stories: April 27, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.  Teachers…

  • This Week in Pensions: April 23, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this week’s edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories of…

  • Vermont Can Heed Minnesota’s Lessons on Pension Reform

    On Friday, April 2, Vermont House Speaker Jill Krowinski tabled an effort to reduce the state’s unfunded liabilities. The proposal would have required public employees to increase their contributions, stay in the workforce longer, and reduce or eliminate the cost-of-living…

  • Public Employee Stories: April 20, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.   Here…

  • This Week in Pensions: April 16, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this week’s edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories of…

  • A Victory for Alaska’s Public Employees

    On Friday, April 2, the Alaska Supreme Court voted 3-2 to allow Alaska’s public employees to buy back into Tier 1 of the states’ Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). Tier 1 of both systems provides…

  • Public Employee Stories: April 13, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.   Here…

  • This Week in Pensions: April 9, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this week’s edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories of…

  • Florida Should Avoid Other States’ Mistakes

    Today’s blog was written by NPPC’s Executive Director, Bridget Early.  Today, the Florida Senate begins consideration on Senate Bill (SB) 84. This bill would close the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan to all future employees, except Special Risk Class…

  • Public Employee Stories: April 6, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.   Here…