volume xxvi no. 25 - august 20 2018

Slow Progress on Public Pension Reform | 08-17-2018

The economy is on a tear, with the national growth rate high and unemployment low. Eighty percent of U.S. companies have reported earnings that exceed Wall Street forecasts. City and state revenues are surging, as the Great Recession fades in the rear...

Bird’s Eye View

Pension ‘Funded Ratios’ Going in Opposite Directions in Some States | 08-17-2018

Alaska’s public pension “funded ratio” – the level of assets compared to accrued liabilities – increased 10.3 percent between 2013 and 2016, more than in any other state, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts....

Once Around the Statehouse Lightly

Sick Burn, Dude| 08-17-2018

Feather Faux Pas| 08-17-2018

A Sign of the Times| 08-17-2018