Rhode Island Judge Has Stake in Pension Case Outcome

Mary Williams Walsh The New York Times 12/4/2012

Can a judge rule impartially on pension cuts when her mother, her son, her uncle and even she herself all have a stake in preserving the status quo?

In Rhode Island, the site of a sweeping pension overhaul last year, a prominent New York lawyer is seeking […]

Public Employee Benefit Plans: Up to $1 Trillion in Unfunded Liabilities

Jonathan Williams BigGovernment.com 2/15/2010

For years, employers in the private sector have been moving in the direction of versatile, 401(k) style retirement accounts. However, a vast majority of the 20 million state and local government workers in the U.S. have kept their generous, defined-benefit pension plans.

Despite the lofty promises made by policymakers, public employee […]