Pension / Legacy Costs

Since 2006, we've been tracking trends and policy developments pertaining to state and local pension plan health and pension reform.  All our greatest hits are here.  Be sure to take a look at our reader-friendly guide Fixing Minnesota's Public Pensions: What Every Citizen Should Know, which uses an easy-to-follow "question and answer" format to educate all Minnesotans on the controversial issues and questions surrounding the sustainability of our state and local pension plans.

February 19, 2018

"Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends"

The political battle to get a signed pension bill has taken on the characteristics of a Shakespearean play.  From the Jan-Feb 2018 edition of Fiscal Focus.

June 12, 2017

Another Lost Year in Pensionland

Tax cuts aren’t the biggest threat to the state’s long term fiscal well-being

October 24, 2016

Lessons From Fully Funded Defined Benefit Pension Plans

With another round of public pension fixes imminent, what are the keys to having healthy traditional defined benefit plans in this day and age?  Some answers to that question can come from an unexpected place:  the retirement plans Minnesota public sector unions offer their own employees.