Retirement

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s commitment to transparency involving the State Health Plan and public pensions. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how the COVID-19 pandemic exposes flaws in North Carolina’s alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
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    Democrat Sen. Wiley Nickel Could Single-Handedly Solve Budget Impasse: Why Won’t He?

    State senator Wiley Nickel and state representative Julie von Haefen, both Democrats from Wake County, are holding a press conference this afternoon to show how concerned they are about retirees and teachers. Sen. Nickel jumped the gun with a string of tweets last night calling for new negotiations on budget…
    Joseph Coletti, March 10, 2020
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    CIO Magazine Shares North Carolina Pension Research

    The magazine, Chief Investment Officer (CIO), recently published an article about North Carolina’s pension system based on a joint report between the John Locke Foundation and the California-based Reason Foundation. The article’s author, Michael Katz, explains: An analysis of North Carolina’s Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) says…
    Brenee Goforth, February 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the continuing debate about reforming North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal highlights a new report on long-term challenges facing North Carolina’s state government pension fund.
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Underfunded Pensions: How Did We Get Here?

    A study on pension reform was published this week. The report was co-authored by JLF’s Joe Coletti and four writers from the Reason Foundation: Len Gilroy, Jen Sidorova, Truong Bui, and Raheem Williams. North Carolina has a complex and underfunded pension system for state employees. In his recent research…
    Brenee Goforth, February 11, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights pension spiking in N.C. higher education

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center focuses on pension spiking within the University of North Carolina System and state community colleges. In 2014, the North Carolina legislature passed a law to curb “pension spiking” among public employees. Pension spiking is when a worker dramatically increases their compensation at the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study that calls North Carolina a model for addressing unfunded government retireee health benefits. John Trump’s Daily Journal asks whether a lawsuit is necessary to reform North Carolina’s alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    North Carolina as a model for OPEB retiree health benefits

    Retiree health benefits today represent a $31 billion unfunded liability for state government on top of the $10 billion unfunded liability for state employee pensions. Daniel DiSalvo of the Manhattan Institute writes in a paper released today that North Carolina could offer a model for other states…
    Joseph Coletti, February 6, 2020