Issues: Pensions


Reversing Course in Pennsylvania Higher Education: The Two Tiers in Faculty Pay and Benefits and a Way Forward

This report describes how Pennsylvania’s public colleges and universities employ and compensate full- and part time/adjunct faculty members and...

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Pensionomics: Public Pensions Fuel Economic Activity Across Pa.

Public pension benefits earned by Pennsylvania school and state employees inject millions of dollars into regional and county economies...

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Pension Primer #7 – A $40 Billion Dollar Oversight: Actuarial Studies Document High Cost of Governor‰’s Pension Plan

Pennsylvania’s two retirement systems have Press Released models- or actuarial studies- detailing the fiscal impact of Governor Corbett’s proposed...

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Pension Primer #6 – Less Bang for Pa.’s Buck: Governor‰’s Pension Proposal Would Force Taxpayers (and Employees) to Foot the Bill for Retirement Plans with High Fees, Low Returns

This pension primer compares the efficiency, or cost-effectiveness, of individual retirement accounts with the state’s current retirement plans. It...

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Pensionomics: Public Pensions Fuel Economic Activity Across Pa.

Public pension benefits earned by Pennsylvania school and state employees inject millions of dollars into regional and county economies...

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A Misguided ‘Solution’ to a Nonexistent Problem: The High Cost to Taxpayers of Forcing Florida Public Employees Into Lower-Quality Retirement Plans

On March 22, 2013, the Florida House of Representatives approved a major restructuring of Florida’s public employee retirement system...

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Paying More for Less: Florida Senate Bill Increases Pension Costs and Puts More Employees in Underperforming Retirement Plans

The Florida pension debate has refocused on a Senate proposal that would reduce the share of new Florida public...

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Pension Primer #4: There You Go Again … Governor‰’s Proposal Delays Public Pension Payments, Repeating Short-Sighted Practices That Drove Up Pension Debt

As Pennsylvania policymakers, media, and citizens evaluate Governor Tom Corbett’s pension proposal unveiled February 5, 2013, the Keystone Research...

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Pension Primer #1: Digging a Deeper Pension Hole

As Pennsylvania policymakers, media, and citizens evaluate Governor Tom Corbett’s pension proposal unveiled February 5, 2013, the KRC will...

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Pension Primer #2: Paying More For Less

As Pennsylvania policymakers, media, and citizens evaluate Governor Tom Corbett’s pension proposal unveiled February 5, 2013, the KRC will...

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Pension Primer #3: Long-term Savings in 2010 Pension Reform Law Hard to Beat

As Pennsylvania policymakers, media, and citizens evaluate Governor Tom Corbett’s pension proposal unveiled February 5, 2013, the KRC will...

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Governor Corbett‰’s Pension Plan a Step Backwards

The Keystone Research Center has assessed Governor Tom Corbett’s plan for school employee and state worker pensions based on...

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