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Andrew Biggs on Pensions in the Wall Street Journal: Pension Commission Meets January 31st at 5pm

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Andrew Biggs had another good article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday called “Why Public Pensions are so Rich”. The pay-wall is down so you can enjoy it. It reminded me to tell you that the LCPR (pension commission) begins meeting again on Tuesday nights at 5:00 pm, January 31st and throughout the session. Here […]

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Pension Commission Update: Interim Hearings Take on “Big Issues” in Preparation for the 2012 Session.

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In October, the commission heard testimony about changing the assumed rate of return on investments from 8.5% to a lower number (probably 8.0% but it Rep. King Banaian has sponsored a bill that would lower the rate to 7.5%); and it reviewed various hybrid pension plans being adopted around the nation. (A hybrid plan is part defined […]

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ANDREW BIGGS FROM THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE TO TESTIFY AT PENSION COMMISSION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10th

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ANDREW BIGGS FROM THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE TO TESTIFY AT PENSION COMMISSION THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (State Office Bldg Room 5, Click Here for the Agenda and Schedule).  CONTACT: KIM CROCKETT  kimc@mnfreemarketinstitute.org OR 612.388.2820 FOR INFORMATION.  Keith Brainard, research director of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA), and an aggressive and talented defender of […]

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