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.

June 06, 2016

Underfunded Pensions and Underfunded Infrastructure: A Match Made in Heaven?

Direct public pension fund investment in public infrastructure is gaining traction but requires a fundamental rethinking of how we conceptualize and manage public assets.

December 07, 2015

Reasonable, Supportable, and Irresponsible

Recent Pension Commission hearings on plan assumptions demonstrate again that keeping contribution requirements in check takes priority over fiscal responsibility.

April 09, 2015

What Public Pensions and Geology Have in Common

When science fails to explain evidence, the science needs to adapt