States and Municipalities Have Attempted to Enact Legislation to Reduce or Eliminate Pension and OPEB Underfunding to Address […]
MuniNet Guide provides informative commentary on current issues, as well as Top Articles that address common concerns, assess the potential for a pension crisis, and provide alternative approaches to resolve issues.
Trends and Evolution of Government Pension Funding
Can Unaffordable Pension Benefits Be Rolled Back, Reduced or Changed?
A deep look at the transition of pensions from a gratuity to a contractual obligation
National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
Non-profit association serving its members managing sustainable public employee retirement systems through research, education, and collaboration.
Retirement Security and Pension Legislation (National Conference of State Legislatures)
NCSL website on the impact of underfunded obligations upon state pensions plans, and current legislation addressing this issue.
Center for Retirement Research (Boston College)
Research based on individuals’ retirement income; including Social Security, State/local pensions, health/long-term care, financing, and older workers.
State Pensions Update (Pew Center on the States / The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2012)
Report, “The Widening Gap Update”, on the $1.38 trillion gap (2010) between states’ assets and their obligations for public sector retirement benefits.
Public Sector Retirement Systems (The Pew Charitable Trusts)
Research on the fiscal challenges state and cities face as a result of their public sector pension and retiree health promises.
Pension Litigation Tracker (Laura and John Arnold Foundation)
Website tracks the latest information on public pension reform lawsuits filed across the U.S., searchable by topic and state.