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Date: August, 2017

  • Press ReleaseAugust 24, 2017

    New Poll Finds Strong Support Among Kentuckians for Pensions

    NEW POLL FINDS HIGH SUPPORT AMONG KENTUCKIANS FOR PENSIONS 86 Percent Say All Workers Should Have Access to a Pension; 92 Percent Say Pensions Good Tool to Recruit Teachers WASHINGTON, D.C., August 24, 2017 – Eighty-six percent of Kentuckians say that all workers, not just those in the public sector, should have a pension plan according […]

  • Press ReleaseAugust 23, 2017

    Public Employees Choose Pensions

      NEW STUDY FINDS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES OVERWHELMINGLY CHOOSE PENSIONS AS RETIREMENT PLAN OVER INDIVIDUAL 401(K)-TYPE ACCOUNTS Webinar on August 23rd at 11 AM ET. Register Here. WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2017 – A new study finds that public sector employees with retirement plan choice overwhelmingly choose defined benefit (DB) pension plans over 401(k)-type defined contribution (DC) individual accounts. […]

  • In the NewsAugust 14, 2017

    Why SC Teacher Pensions Matter to All of Us

    According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, state and local pension-fund benefits in South Carolina support a total of $3.8 billion in economic output in the state and $2.1 billion in value added in the state. Each $1 in taxpayer contributions to South Carolina’s state and local pension plans supports $4.65 in total output in […]

  • In the NewsAugust 14, 2017

    Why Eliminating Medicaid Would Hurt Us All

    Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been suspended for the time being, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But Obamacare is far from safe, and the same is true for one of the key programs – Medicaid – that the law used to expand health care coverage for millions of Americans While many […]

  • In the NewsAugust 11, 2017

    How the GOP is Quietly Sabotaging Retirement for Millions

    How the GOP is quietly sabotaging retirement for millions  3:05 PM ET Fri, 11 Aug 2017 | 01:09 The nation is divided like never before. But there is at least one area where Americans agree. Across party lines, Americans are deeply worried about their economic security in retirement. Some 88 percent of Republicans and 92 percent […]

  • In the NewsAugust 5, 2017

    Hire Women Your Mom’s Age

    There’s something haywire about how women are expected to crunch our most celebrated achievements into a timetable that frequently lasts fewer than 20 years. Find a partner. Raise some chicks. Zoom to the top of your field. Check each box by 50. We may mistake this Acela for our life until it whooshes past, stranding […]

  • In the NewsAugust 1, 2017

    Legal or Not, States Forge Ahead With 401(k)-for-Everyone Plans

    This July, Oregon became the first to offer a retirement plan to full- and part-time private-sector workers who don’t have access to one through their employer. Eight other states — California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont and Washington — are implementing similar plans that should reach full rollout within the next five years. […]