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NEW THIS WEEK, 04/24/2017: 

Richard Ciccarone on Housing Value Trends (04/27)
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– New Events on Our Conference Calendar (04/26)
March 2017 State Employment Data (04/24)
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Chicago’s Fiscal Future: Growth or Insolvency?  The Vote is In (04/24)
– NEW Municipal Bond Issue Calendar – Total Activity $10.7 Billion – (04/24)
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FEATURED MUNINET CHART: City Pension Funding Ratio Trend (Annual Medians FY 2008-2015)
Data Courtesy Merritt Research Services, LLC

City Pension Funds

  • Key Takeaway from U.S. Population Age Trends, 1993-2015
    • City Single Employer/Agent Pension Plans Improved in 2015, despite the implementation of GASB Funding Changes. Overall median unfunded pension liabilities, now called net pension liabilities, declined. Part of the reason for reduced liabilities was related to the impact of various recent pension plan reforms.
    • Returns applying to Fiscal Year 2016 are expected to be more muted, due to less favorable investment returns and lowered discount rates. Optimistic discount rates (the median rate is 7.5%) still remain a major concern that could pose downside funding risk for many cities.

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