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August 1, 2018
By Scott Andrew Shepard
New Jersey has a deep pension-funding crisis.
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Government Spending
Government Spending
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
January 17, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees from the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems to defined-contribution plans.
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Government Spending
Government Spending
Entitlements
Taxes
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
October 19, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Bullying and violence is still too prevalent in K-12 schools. Child Safety Accounts would allow bullied students to easily transfer to safer schools outside of their district.
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Education
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
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
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
 

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