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Pension Reform

Posted Monday, September 24, 2012

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Pension Reform Lawmakers recently approved a package of public-sector pension reforms that raise the retirement age, set new eligibility requirements and force some public employees to kick in more cash. Monday on the Sound of Ideas, we'll look at how Ohio's plans stack up against those in other states. Will the changes be enough to keep Ohio's plans healthy? And we'll look at how public employee pensions compare with those in the private sector. Host Mike McIntyre kicks off the conversation Monday at 9.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News, Community/Human Interest, Government/Politics

Guests

Karen Carraher, Executive Director, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Keith Brainard, Research Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
Diane Oakley, Executive Director, National Institute on Retirement Security
Tom Niehaus, President, Ohio Senate

Additional Information

Lawmakers pass changes to Ohio’s public pension systems, Columbus Dispatch
The Widening Gap Update, Pew Charitable Trusts
Find answers to OPERS retirement questions

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