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Pensions

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Pensions and Retirement Bills

Current legislation on pensions and retirement is available in a searchable database. Search 2022 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword.

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Early Retirement Incentive Programs for Educators

As teachers, school districts and state policymakers confront financial uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of older workers find themselves considering early retirement. Some policymakers see early retirement incentive programs (ERIPs) as an opportunity to help educators who may be more vulnerable to the virus safely exit the workforce while reducing state budget costs. 

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FISCAL POLICY

Pensions

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Market Surge Helps Stabilize Pension Funding in 2021

State retirement systems closed out the 2021 fiscal year in their best condition since the Great Recession—a startling result given many analysts’ predictions that the pandemic-induced recession could increase pension fund shortfalls.

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Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

Policymakers, industry innovators, labor organizers and other experts are exploring the potential of portable benefits, or benefits that are linked to individuals rather than particular employers, as a way to expand worker financial security and drive broader economic prosperity.

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