Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
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LCPR Updates

Assessing the health of Minnesota's Pension Plans (Capitol Report)

The current chair of the LCPR, Senator Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, and a former chair, Senator Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, join Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke to discuss the health of the state's pension plans, which provide pensions to state, county, municipal, school district, and other public employees.
-Interview with Senator Julie Rosen. Watch video (YouTube)
-Interview with Senator Sandra Pappas. Watch video (YouTube)


Minnesota News

Minnesota's systems seek legislative action on proposed reforms (MSRS/PERA/TRA, StarTribune)

-The complexity of the systems makes it easy to underestimate their value and for opponents to use data selectively. Read full article...

Minnesota's public-pension system is in crisis (K. Crockett, StarTribune)

-State's system is losing ground fast, relative to others. Here's why. Read full article...

How healthy are Minnesota's pensions? Depends on where you look (Pioneer Press)

-Minnesota's pension plans have long had a reputation as safe and solid, Read full article...

Minnesota looking at moving to strategic asset allocation, returns 15.1% in fiscal year (P&I)

-Minnesota State Board of Investment is considering restructuring its approximately $65 billion retirement investment portfolio into more strategically oriented categories.
 Read full article...


National News

States face costly future if their citizens fail to save enough for retirement (NCSL)

-Most Americans are not saving enough for retirement. The problem is especially severe among small-business employees, low-income workers and communities of color. On the brink of a national retirement security crisis, state lawmakers are stepping into the breach with a spectrum of innovative solutions. Read full article...

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