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Pension Costs Batter Southern California

If relatively well-managed local government entities in a prosperous region in a wealthy state during an economic expansion face problems like these…

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NYPD Shakes Down De Blasio

How public sector unions use politics to extort settlements from politicians who don’t put taxpayers first.

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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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democrats in disarray

Democratic elites are losing the ability to set their party’s agenda.

Up in Smoke

And that’s just as “flawed” of a modern energy source as it sounds.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s suspension of coal imports from North Korea serves as both a warning to Pyongyang and a signal to Washington.

Transit's Future

Ridership is down, and there are reasons to believe it may never recover.

blue boondoggle

California’s utopian high-speed rail project just got another wrench thrown in its gears—this time by the Trump administration.

Fracking Futures

…And it wasn’t long ago that the U.S. was worried about LNG imports.

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