Legislation

Rhode Island General Assembly passes bill requiring transparency from managers

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Rhode Island passed legislation Tuesday requiring money managers to publicly disclose information about performance, fees, expenses and liquidity.
Expanded fiduciary law in Nevada could have wider impact

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A new Nevada law increases fiduciary responsibilities, bringing praise and criticism.
Opponents of shifting to Roth plans speak up in Senate

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Sen. Sherrod Brown promised "one hell of a fight" if tax reform negotiators consider shifting retirement savings tax incentives to Roth accounts.
TSP blended military retirement rules proposed

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The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Washington, has proposed rules to implement military retirement reforms.
House approves final debt limit deal

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The House of Representatives on Friday voted to extend the federal debt limit and keep the federal government running until Dec. 8.
Senate passes debt ceiling deal Trump struck with Democrats

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The Senate voted to extend the U.S. debt limit as part of a $15.25 billion bill providing funds for Hurricane Harvey victims.
Trump sides with Democrats on interim debt-limit fix, Harvey aid

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President Donald Trump sided with Democrats on adding a three-month extension of the U.S. debt limit and government spending to a hurricane-relief bill.

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Your July 24 article on Act 5, Pennsylvania's new pension reform law, "Pennsylvania's hybrid plan seen as falling short," includes assertions that the hybrid plan created by the law "does very...

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P&I's article "Tax reform efforts put retirement plans at risk" omitted a critical public policy issue that will significantly impact the tax reform debate.
Illinois school funding bill provides more state help toward Chicago teachers' pension contributions

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A school funding bill passed by the Illinois Legislature will result in additional contributions for the Chicago teachers' pension fund.
Participants approve United Furniture Workers pension benefit cuts

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Participants in the United Furniture Workers Pension Fund A approved a rescue plan that calls for benefit reductions known as suspensions.
Yellen issues broad defense of post-crisis financial rules

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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said any rollback of financial reforms should be "modest" because they've made the banking system safer and more resilient.
More liability could fall to sponsors as fiduciary rule tweaked

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As the DOL continues to make changes to a fiduciary rule originally expected to be finalized by January, plan sponsors will have to step into the breach.
Tax reform efforts put retirement plans at risk

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Retirement industry lobbyists are bracing for the worst as Washington prepares for the next big battle over tax reform.
Volcker changes might have little impact with Basel III still around

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Proposals to scale back the Volcker rule won't impact the corporate bond market still working under Basel III capital requirements.