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North Dakota Public Employee Retirement System

The North Dakota state pension fund is 65 percent funded, with 2.5 billion dollars in unfunded liabilities. There are 21,091 active members of the North Dakota PERS system, with 36, 573 total members. The ND public employee pension requires a six-percent employee contribution rate and there is no mandatory retirement age. There is however a […]

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Connecticut State Retirement System

Connecticut holds the second highest debt per-capita rate in the United States at $35, 721. Unfunded pension liabilities rose from 99.2 billion in the 2016 ALEC study to 127.7 billion in 2017, a one-year increase of 28 billion. The state will be paying over 6 billion to the teacher’s retirement system alone by 2032 if […]

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South Carolina State Retirement Systems

South Carolina Retirement Systems currently hold $24 billion in pension debt and unfunded liabilities The South Carolina pension crisis has been accredited to bad investing- the fund has underperformed their target returns by $10 billion while the state has paid more than $3 billion to Wall Street money managers South Carolina allows for early retirements, […]

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North Carolina State Retirement Systems

The State of North Carolina boasts one of the most stable pension systems in the United States at 92% funded The return rate for the $98.3 billion pension fund for 2017 was 13.5%, a high rate accredited to responsible investing by the state treasurer and pension management The State of North Carolina was able to […]

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Kentucky Retirement Systems

The State of Kentucky is more than $33 billion in debt, holding just $16 billion in total assets The State retirement and health benefits system holds the retirement accounts of 360,000 state workers The state retirement board in 2011 opted to invest in high-risk hedge funds instead of low-risk long term investments that are common […]

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California State Pension System (CalPERS and CalSTRS)

The California State Pension system lost more than $100 Billion dollars in the 2008 financial crisis and has still not fully recovered The League of California Cities released a report claiming that pension costs are expected to rise more than 50% by 2024-2025. This would mean that 16 percent of the annual budget for the […]

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Illinois State Retirement Fund

Total state pension debt sits at $203 Billion State Government Debt: $152.6 Billion Local Government Debt: $50.8 Billion dollars Total Pension debt equates to $41,000 of pension debt per household in Illinois Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that state employee pension agreements could not be modified, meaning that Illinois is on the hook for full […]

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New York City Pension Fund

New York City Pension Fund   New York City officials estimate the pension debt at $65 billion, but the Manhattan Institute estimates the debt at $142 billion New York City pension plans assess the return on long-term pension investments to be 7%, when the real return on long term bond investments is closer to 2%. […]

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New Jersey State Pension Fund and New Jersey State Cash Management Fund

The New Jersey state pension system is comprised of seven public service pension funds. As of January 2018, that State of New Jersey Pension Fund possessed assets that covered 30 percent of outstanding liabilities, below the 40 percent mark that the Rockefeller Institute deems “crisis level” The New Jersey State Pension Fund is the most […]

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Washington State Retirement Systems

The Washington State pension fund covers 84% of liabilities, with certain subsets of the pension account in over 100 percent funding levels The state of Washington currently has 74 billion dollars in assets and 13.8 billion dollars in unfunded liabilities, with an accrued liability of 88.17 billion dollars The Tax Foundation ranks Washington #11 in […]

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