Pension Reform

Unfunded or under-funded public retirement plans are some of the biggest financial threats facing state and local governments.

States that promise extravagant benefits packages rack up huge amounts of debt. As more public employees retire, local governments are forced to drain funds from other priorities, such as education and infrastructure, and increase taxes to cover the bill.

These regressive policies can stop economic growth and the spread of prosperity right in their tracks.

Some state and local governments have addressed this problem and have seen increased economic growth and job creation. Meanwhile, states that are piling on debt and cutting back other programs have seen tax hikes and fewer people achieving success.

For the sake of their citizens, these states need to look at their neighbors’ success and start down the road to reform.


Jun 14, 2016

Stop, Cut & Fix Would be a Win For the Economy and the Taxpayer

In an op-ed for The Hill, Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig explains how the Stop, Cut & Fix proposal would put America back on the road towards fiscal sanity…

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Jun 13, 2016

Freedom Partners Unveils Stop, Cut & Fix: A Plan to Reduce Spending and Provide Economic Certainty

Today, Freedom Partners and a coalition of four other groups released Stop Cut & Fix – a responsible appropriations plan that would cut spending and provide economic certainty. Stop Cut & Fix is…

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Mar 24, 2016

CBO Confirms: U.S. Fiscal Future is Bleak

Entitlement Crisis is Not a Matter of If – But When.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated 10-year budget projections today, and it once again highlights that our nation’s…

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Feb 06, 2016

Moderators, Ask These 5 Questions Tonight

Arlington, VA — With the national debt recently surpassing $19 trillion, out-of-control government spending is top-of-mind for the millions of Americans suffering under the sluggish U.S. economy. Both…

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Sep 11, 2015

Trouble Ahead for State Pension Funds

Investment return projections for public pension funds have hit a 25-year low, suggesting continued signs of financial weakness for state pensions, according to a report from the National Association of State…

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