State/local elections

Pace of pension reform ebbs after 49 states change laws

Pace of pension reform ebbs after 49 states change laws

As the flood of reform efforts aimed at public pension funds becomes a trickle, the main concern is whether the newfound fiscal discipline will hold.

April 14, 2014
Cincinnati voters soundly reject pension measure

Cincinnati voters soundly reject pension measure

Cincinnati voters rejected a ballot initiative Tuesday that would have created an amendment to the city's charter changing certain retirement benefits of the Cincinnati Retirement System.

November 06, 2013 | 02:05 pm
Cincinnati voters consider confusing pension measure

Cincinnati voters consider confusing pension measure

A ballot initiative in Cincinnati's citywide elections on Tuesday proposes an amendment to the city's charter that could create a new defined contribution plan as well as require the Cincinnati...

November 05, 2013 | 03:36 pm
Stringer, Burnett compete for NYC comptroller post

Stringer, Burnett compete for NYC comptroller post

The race for New York City comptroller, a job that includes managing the $145 billion New York City Retirement Systems, is a study in contrasts as well as similarities between Republican John Burnett ...

November 05, 2013 | 09:21 am
 L.A. pension reform referendum fails to make ballot

L.A. pension reform referendum fails to make ballot

An effort to hold a referendum on replacing Los Angeles' three city pension plans with a defined contribution plan for new employees, proposed by former Mayor Richard Riordan, was temporarily put on...

November 26, 2012 | 06:09 pm
State, local races could affect pension funds, managers, retirees

State, local races could affect pension funds, managers, retirees

A number of state and local pension plans around the country could see changes in the near future, depending on who is elected in a number of races on Nov. 6.

October 29, 2012
Amendments targeting public pension funds won't reduce liabilities

Amendments targeting public pension funds won't reduce liabilities

A handful of constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballots across the U.S. would affect public pension plans in a variety of states, but none goes very far toward reducing existing unfunded pension ...

October 29, 2012

North Carolina treasurer overwhelmingly wins primary

North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell, sole trustee of the $71.8 billion North Carolina Retirement Systems, Raleigh, easily won her election primary Tuesday with 77% of the votes.

May 09, 2012 | 04:08 pm