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Government Pensions

The Political Underbelly of the Pensions Crisis: What Broke the System, and How Do We Fix It?

Rob Johnson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Rob Johnson

Many state and local governments are struggling to meet their obligations to retirees, and the easiest explanation is that workers are overpaid and their pensions are unaffordable. But the evidence suggests that the pensions crisis is both less pervasive and more complex than that.

Janell Ross

Public Pension Cuts: Key to States' Budget Fix or Easy Financial Scapegoat? | Janell Ross | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

In a deal done in the dead of night last week, New York became the latest state to drastically overhaul its pension plan against the wishes of its pub...

Rick Perry's Pension Problem -- And Ours

David Boaz | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

Why should elected officials receive a pension at all? Service in elected office should be temporary, not a career.

Many government retirees also get public paychecks

AP | By DANNY ROBBINS, TAMMY WEBBER and PETER JACKSON | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

DALLAS -- Double-dipping – the well-established practice of public workers collecting government pensions and salaries at the same time – ...