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Date: August, 2010

  • In the NewsAugust 29, 2010

    Texas Public Sector Pay 17% Lower than Private

    April 29, 2010 — The Dallas Morning News reports on the new study, “Out of Balance?” that finds Texas’ public sector workers earn 17 percent less than private employees with comparable experience and education. The gap was larger than it was nationally or in six other large states studied. Researchers didn’t pinpoint why pay of state and local […]

  • In the NewsAugust 28, 2010

    State & Local Workers Underpaid

    April 28, 2010 —  The Des Moines Register reports on the new study, “Out of Balance?” that finds wages of state and local government employees nationally are lower than those for private-sector employees with comparable education and work experience. State workers typically earn 11 percent less and local workers 12 percent less, according a study commissioned by […]

  • In the NewsAugust 2, 2010

    Pensions Are Economically Efficient

    August 2, 2010 — The Wall Street Journal has published the National Institute on Retirement Security’s letter to the editor regarding the economic efficiencies of defined benefit pension plans and the implications of a pension freeze. NIRS director of programs Ilana Boivie writes that any actuary or economist can explain that, dollar for dollar, a group pension […]