GovBeat: pensions

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Washington Session Preview: It’s Rodney Tom’s world

Two Democrats who caucus with Republicans will drive the agenda -- for the moment.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, pensions, session preview, States, taxes, washington

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Rhode Island Session Preview: A tough ‘hangover’ awaits lawmakers

Ocean State voters may remember some of this year’s fights from 2013.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, income inequality, pension, pension reform, pensions, Poverty, Rhode Island, session preview, tax, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Session Preview: Pennsylvania GOP looks to close a deficit in an election year

Republicans will have to navigate a political minefield of spending cuts and tax hikes as they seek to close a budget hole.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, deficits, education, Pennsylvania, pension, pension reform, pensions, session preview

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Illinois lawmakers to vote on public employee pension changes

The revisions would put Illinois on a 30-year glide path to erase strangling pension debts.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois, pension reform, pensions, States

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Chicago’s mind-blowing $33 billion debt and pension obligations

Decades of debt and public employee pensions will keep Chicago taxpayers on the hook for generations to come.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago, debt, Illinois, pensions, States

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013

The state pension situation is improving, but most plan funding is still low

Wisconsin has the strongest pension plan; Illinois the worst.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, Connecticut, illinois, kentucky, liability, Morningstar, New York, North Carolina, pension, pensions, South Dakota, Tennessee, unfunded, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Kansas’s pension funding gap just grew by $1 billion

The shortfall widened even though the fund posted pretty strong growth last year. What gives?

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:04 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kansas, pensions

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Oregon governor eyeing session on pensions, taxes

Oregon. Gov. John Kitzhaber is renewing his push for a "grand bargain" on taxes and pensions.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:23 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cigarette taxes, income tax, oregon, pensions, States, taxes