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November 18, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Kentucky state lawmakers continue to delay reforming the state’s public pension systems.
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Taxes
Economy
February 22, 2018
By Ted Dabrowski
This study, written by Wirepoints, Inc. president Ted Dabrowski and policy analyst John Klingner, uses official state and federal government data to compare the rate of growth for Illinois pension assets and liabilities to economic markers.
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Government Spending
August 2, 2018
By Edmund Contoski
Everyone knows that Social Security and Medicare are underfunded. They can only provide the benefits they have promised by borrowing from future taxpayers who are obligated to pay for them.
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Entitlements
September 12, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
The current structure of Illinois’ government pension and retirement plan may allow former Maine Township High School District 207 Principal Audrey Haugan to receive $7.137 million in benefits—almost 20 times more than she paid into her savings.
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Education
Taxes
Government Spending
March 6, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
The rate of increase in pension benefits promised to Illinois government employees has vastly exceeded the growth rate of Illinois residents’ incomes over the past three decades, a new study reports.
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Government Spending
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.
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Government Spending
May 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Illinois that would use an existing model to implement a defined contribution model for new state workers.
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Taxes
November 30, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines hybrid pension models and how they can help states bring their pension costs under control.
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Employment
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
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Government Spending
December 2, 2016
By Teresa Mull
In the coming years, taxpayers will continue to be taxed more heavily to pay for teachers’ retirements, teacher pension debt will keep growing, and children will suffer for it.
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Education
 

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