Strengthen, don’t break, Iowa’s public pension plans

2014-03-19T21:38:07-07:00March 19th, 2014|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: , , , , |

A stable and durable public pension system, efficiently managed and funded, is important to employees, employers, the state, and the economy. In Iowa and most states, public-sector pension systems remain strong and healthy. For that reason, Iowans should not be distracted by the scare tactics or false choices presented by Deborah Thornton’s recent guest column in the Press-Citizen (“Pension reform in Utah could be model for Iowa,” March 9). Her race-to-the-bottom argument presupposes a need to overhaul Iowa’s pension [...]