August 1, 2018
New Jersey has a deep pension-funding crisis.
November 18, 2017
Kentucky state lawmakers continue to delay reforming the state’s public pension systems.
January 17, 2019
Legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees from the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems to defined-contribution plans.
February 22, 2018
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.
August 2, 2018
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.
September 12, 2018
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.
October 19, 2018
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.
March 6, 2018
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.
May 19, 2017
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.
December 15, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.