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.

May 05, 2020

Pension Fallout of COVID

The state has plenty of immediate fiscal problems to deal with in responding to COVID. But like the virus itself, a “second wave” of impact looms in the state’s future.

May 06, 2019

The Other State Fiscal Consequence of Federal Corporate Tax Reform

The TCJA has been a very fortuitous and beneficial development for Minnesota’s struggling public pension plans but might also play a supporting role in a real state pension fix.

June 16, 2018

Pensions: We're Not Done Yet

The celebration over this session’s primary political achievement shouldn’t distract from the fact it’s not a solution to our biggest fiscal challenge.