Research March 2021

Americans’ Views of State & Local Employee Retirement Plans

A new national survey finds that more than three-fourths of Americans agree that all workers, not just those working for state and local government, should have a pension. And even though the nation is deeply divided on many other issues, support for pensions is consistent across party lines. Eighty percent of Democrats, 75 percent of […]

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Press Release March 18, 2021

77% of Americans Support Pensions for All Workers

77 Percent of Americans Support Pensions for All Workers, According to New Research from the National Institute on Retirement Security Americans See Pensions as Important Tool to Recruit & Retain State and Local Public Employees WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2021 – A new national survey finds that 77 percent of Americans agree that all workers, […]

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In the News

Pensions in the Sunshine States

Florida lawmakers are considering legislation that would eliminate retirement plan choice for state employees. The proposed measure would do away with defined benefit pensions for newly-hired employees, offering only a 401(k)-style defined contribution plan. Other states and localities that have implemented dramatic shifts to their public employee retirement plans have experienced unfortunate, unintended consequences – […]

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NIRS Rebuts New York Times on Public Pensions

NIRS says that calling retirement plans serving 25 million working and retired public employees "time bombs" borders on journalistic malpractice.

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