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California Pension Woes Take a Bite out of State Budget

Golden State taxpayers will contribute a half-billion dollars more this year to prop up the state’s underfunded pension fund.

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Red States Take the Lead in Quest for Pension Stability

Some proactive measures to increase revenues are being taken by state administrations Democrats claim are hostile to workers.

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Nationwide Pension Debt Surges

The looming fiscal disaster is worthy of attention from the new Republican government in Washington.

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California Supreme Court Justices Could Make or Break Pension Reform

The outcome of the case will reverberate far and wide.

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Privatized Pensions No Cure-All

Protesters hit the streets in Chile again last week, urging their government to scrap the pay-as-you-go program that has in the past been held up as a model for the rest of the world.

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Report Urges Sensible Steps for Dallas Pension Reform

The usual suspects are against it, preferring the magic unicorn solution instead.

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Pennsylvania Legislature Fails To Pass Pension Reform… Again

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

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Another Way Pension Liabilities Are Mismeasured

America’s ballooning public pension crisis may be worse than we think.

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California Pension Fund Threatens to Renege on its Promises for the First Time

The pension Ponzi scheme has run its course for a tiny California town.

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Detroit Meltdown: Appeals Court Rejects Pensioners’ Challenge

Public union leaders, take note.

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Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

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