The mayor of Florida’s largest city continues to fume over fiscally troubled police and fire pensions and calls a possible $45 million miscalculation by an actuary “outrageous.”
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Hundreds of cities now allow golf carts to be driven on some public roads. But are they safe?
Volunteers in the graying states are helping seniors remain in their homes.
State-sponsored automatic enrollment programs are now possible.
Some older retirees are finding that Snow Belt states, where their families live, may be more to their liking than the sunny states they first retired to.
Many asset-management companies fear a program that would reduce something they depend on: consumers’ confusion.
Since 2012, more than half the states have considered bills to study or implement legislation that would provide retirement accounts to their uncovered workers.
For many Americans, a major barrier to saving more is that their employers don’t offer a retirement plan.
The coming demographic shift could pit families with children against retired boomers in a fight for limited tax dollars.
The American suburbs are already aging. But car-centric neighborhoods with multilevel homes and scarce sidewalks are a poor match for people who can’t climb stairs or drive a car.
As college professors get older, some institutions—including public universities—are using corporate strategies to get employees to retire.
But challenges and uncertainty persist, especially for deeply troubled retiree benefit systems in states like Kentucky and Illinois. “Some plans are still in real trouble.”
Policymakers seek to ensure that new programs can be implemented successfully, impose minimal burdens on employers, protect retirement savings, and are cost-effective and sustainable.
More than 40 percent of full-time workers have no pension or 401(k); geography, ethnicity, employer size and worker income all play a part.
Anywhere from 30 to 40 percent of state workers are eligible to grab their retirement packages and go.
And a bigger question: Is the widespread adoption of the smart cities model really just six to 10 years away?
The ambiguity of federal regulations has raised concern about how states can proceed legally to increase retirement savings.
Rates of participation in employer-sponsored plans highest in Midwestern states.
Amid the Silver Tsunami, keeping track of old discussions is important.
Americans are on the move to Sun Belt states again in search of economic opportunity, less expensive housing or a sunnier place to retire.
Incoming workers’ desire to do good makes county and city employment a perfect fit—if jurisdictions can make the often-smaller pay palatable.
University students are using analytics to develop government use cases.
New CIOs in 19 states offered fresh perspectives on what’s important heading into next year.
Matt Bevin promised to reform the state’s public worker pension systems. But the Republican faces an uphill struggle.
More than two dozen are considering a variety of plans, which one Brookings Institution expert says might “constitute the most important step toward retirement security in decades.”