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A Florida pension that's still working - Florida Phoenix
A Florida pension that's still working  Florida Phoenix

Pensions are vanishing from the American workplace. But Florida has a pension fund that is thriving and plays an important role in the lives of more than 1 ...


Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



$32M lien placed on Tampa Bay Times over pension payment defaults - Florida Politics
$32M lien placed on Tampa Bay Times over pension payment defaults  Florida Politics

Liens against the Tampa Bay Times' parent company now total more than $103 million, according to documents obtained by Florida Politics. The Pension ...


Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:38:10 GMT



Pension suspension lawsuit in Florida could become a dog fight - Tallahassee.com
Pension suspension lawsuit in Florida could become a dog fight  Tallahassee.com

A dispute over who gets to supervise the Department of Corrections canine unit almost cost Samuel Culpepper his state pension, according to his lawyers.


Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Why Is State's Public Pension System Still Invested in Gun Industry? - NJ Spotlight
Why Is State's Public Pension System Still Invested in Gun Industry?  NJ Spotlight

Following last year's mass shooting at a Florida high school, some state lawmakers sought to ban pension-plan investments in gunmakers, but their bill went ...


Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Sweeney Supports Ban on Public Pension Investments in Gun Industry - NJ Spotlight
Sweeney Supports Ban on Public Pension Investments in Gun Industry  NJ Spotlight

A divestment bill which was introduced in the Legislature last year after a gun massacre at a Florida high school gets renewed attention after the latest wave of ...


Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Why is N.J.'s public pension system still invested in the gun industry? - WHYY
Why is N.J.'s public pension system still invested in the gun industry?  WHYY

This article originally appeared on NJ Spotlight. —. New Jersey's public-worker pension plans still hold investments in the gun industry, more than a year after ...


Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Broward State Attorney Michael Satz Lets Top Employees Double-Dip Into Pensions - Miami New Times
Broward State Attorney Michael Satz Lets Top Employees Double-Dip Into Pensions  Miami New Times

Top prosecutors are collecting a salary from the Broward State Attorney's Office plus a state pension.


Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Senators advance effort to curb congressional pensions - Roll Call
Senators advance effort to curb congressional pensions  Roll Call

Any member of Congress who has served for at least five years is eligible for a pension, but a proposal to allow lawmakers to opt out of their congressional ...


Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



"Fiscal Democracy," Autopilot Spending, And Pension Underfunding: A New Report - Forbes
"Fiscal Democracy," Autopilot Spending, And Pension Underfunding: A New Report  Forbes

What is "autopilot spending"? According to a new report by the Urban Institute, "Fiscal Democracy in the States: How Much Spending on Autopilot?", this is ...


Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Who do Florida Republicans want for POTUS in 2024? — Gaetz cleared in Bar probe — Storm warnings ahead for Florida's budget? — Democrats plan to target Buchanan - Politico
Who do Florida Republicans want for POTUS in 2024? — Gaetz cleared in Bar probe — Storm warnings ahead for Florida's budget? — Democrats plan to target Buchanan  Politico

Good Thursday morning. Sure, 2024 is a long way off. But why not speculate about the top three Florida Republicans running for president then?


Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Florida Cities and Towns Ranked for Local Taxes - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Florida Cities and Towns Ranked for Local Taxes  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

A lot of people, especially retirees, are moving to Florida for the sun, sand, affordable housing…and the lack of an income tax. But don't think for a second that no ...


Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:07:44 GMT



Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases - Associated Press
Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases  Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — She's been called Jeffrey Epstein's madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites, and at times his social planner and household ...


Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:59:11 GMT



Jacksonville: A transactional town - Florida Politics
Jacksonville: A transactional town  Florida Politics

"Bethel's gonna need micro": just the tip of the iceberg in Jacksonville, a transactional town where politics are often a relationship business.


Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:31:03 GMT



CalPERS asks Apollo about Epstein news - Pensions & Investments
CalPERS asks Apollo about Epstein news  Pensions & Investments

CalPERS is taking a close look at Apollo Global after news surfaced of co-founder Leon Black's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.


Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT



Retirement Industry People Moves - Planadviser.com
Retirement Industry People Moves  Planadviser.com

Gramercy Funds hires global head of business development; Ascensus acquires retirement and benefits solution adviser; Private equity director joins Hirtle ...


Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:11:27 GMT



Florida fund commits additional $400mn to ILS strategies | Latest News - Trading Risk
Florida fund commits additional $400mn to ILS strategies | Latest News  Trading Risk

The State Board of Administration for Florida committed $400mn in new mandates during the second quarter to four ILS managers – RenaissanceRe, Nephila, ...


Posted on Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:25:20 GMT



Will this inheritance stop me from getting the pension exclusion? - lehighvalleylive.com
Will this inheritance stop me from getting the pension exclusion?  lehighvalleylive.com

Q. I am a retired police officer living in New Jersey. My wife and I file jointly. We currently take the pension exclusion deduction because our income is less than ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Praedium buys Florida multifamily community - PE Hub
Praedium buys Florida multifamily community  PE Hub

The Praedium Group has acquired Maitland, Florida-based The Adeline, a multifamily community. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE.


Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:06:00 GMT



Governor Endorses Removing Gun Investments from Public Pension Funds - NJ Spotlight
Governor Endorses Removing Gun Investments from Public Pension Funds  NJ Spotlight

Murphy offers no timetable, noting that Treasury officials are 'going through some technical issues' to determine how to achieve divestment.


Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



FEC chairwoman: Penalty 'slashed' for ex-congressman who used leftover campaign money to lobby - Roll Call
FEC chairwoman: Penalty 'slashed' for ex-congressman who used leftover campaign money to lobby  Roll Call

An ex-congressman who diverted leftover campaign money towards dinners and dues at a private club outside of the Capitol just as he began to lobby his ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:41:00 GMT



Killer of gay men faces execution in Florida - The Columbus Dispatch
Killer of gay men faces execution in Florida  The Columbus Dispatch

Gary Ray Bowles started his eight-month murderous binge in Daytona Beach by killing John Hardy Roberts on March 14, 1994, inside the victim's beachside ...


Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:35:47 GMT



Thomas Massie reels in three GOP congressmen from Florida to back effort to end federal tax on Social Security - Sunshine State News
Thomas Massie reels in three GOP congressmen from Florida to back effort to end federal tax on Social Security  Sunshine State News

Thomas Massie reels in three GOP congressmen from Florida to back effort to end federal tax on Social Security.


Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Principal who resigned, leaving school in financial deficit, being investigated for fraud, embezzlement - WWSB
Principal who resigned, leaving school in financial deficit, being investigated for fraud, embezzlement  WWSB

The week after Lincoln Memorial Academy's principal, founder and CEO Eddie Hundley resigned from the school amid controversy surrounding the school's ...


Posted on Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Much fanfare but few results followed passage of 2017 anti-BDS bill - The Nevada Independent
Much fanfare but few results followed passage of 2017 anti-BDS bill  The Nevada Independent

The effort to pass legislation targeting B.D.S. had been pitched as a way to combat a very real rising tide of anti-Semitism locally and nationally, but opponents ...


Posted on Sun, 11 Aug 2019 09:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement System Audit Forecasts Diminishing Future Returns - Chief Investment Officer
Florida Retirement System Audit Forecasts Diminishing Future Returns  Chief Investment Officer

The Florida Retirement System performed well in 2018, but despite that, the reported figures suggest there are some choppy waters ahead. The pension fund ...


Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Audit: Florida's pension system earns 8.9 % on investments, problems lurk ahead - Tallahassee.com
Audit: Florida's pension system earns 8.9 % on investments, problems lurk ahead  Tallahassee.com

The pension fund for state of Florida, county, school boards, and other government workers earned a robust 8.9 percent return on investments and is stable, but ...


Posted on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Governors Are Losing the Space to Govern - The Atlantic
Governors Are Losing the Space to Govern  The Atlantic

As the bulk of state spending shifts toward mandatory programs, experimentation is grinding to a halt in the laboratories of democracy.


Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:30:00 GMT



NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Weekend Open Forum - Litter Box Cats
NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Weekend Open Forum  Litter Box Cats

We continue to slowly creep through the offseason and are now less than a month away from the Florida Panthers preseason double-header against the ...


Posted on Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:27:06 GMT



FL state pension fund will need more cash to stay healthy - Florida Phoenix
FL state pension fund will need more cash to stay healthy  Florida Phoenix

What public employees and retirees may want to know: It will cost counties, school boards and state agencies an additional $123 million in the next budget year ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



[ Press Release ] Fitch Rtgs: Significant Challenges to Remain for Brazil Post Pension Reform - Fitch Ratings
[ Press Release ] Fitch Rtgs: Significant Challenges to Remain for Brazil Post Pension Reform  Fitch Ratings

Link to Fitch Ratings' Report(s): Significant Challenges Will Remain for Brazil Post Pension Reform Fitch Ratings-New York-08 August 2019: Passage of a key ...


Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Scot Peterson’s pension — $8,702 a month — is on the line in criminal case - Sun Sentinel
Scot Peterson’s pension — $8,702 a month — is on the line in criminal case  Sun Sentinel

Ex-Broward deputy Scot Peterson could lose his $8,702 monthly pension if he's convicted of felony charges related to his inaction during last year's Parkland ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Police chief routed his pay through a Realtor. He’s accused of gaming pension system - Miami Herald
Police chief routed his pay through a Realtor. He’s accused of gaming pension system  Miami Herald

North Bay Village police chief turned interim manager Lewis Velken was paid through a Realtor. Now he's being investigated by the Florida Retirement System ...


Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



With no explanation, retired prison official's pension restored by state - Florida Politics
With no explanation, retired prison official's pension restored by state  Florida Politics

The state on Friday – with no explanation – removed a hold on the pension of a retired Department of Corrections (DOC) official, despite earlier telling him they ...


Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



How many collecting Illinois pensions have moved to other states, and how much did they take with them? - Chicago Daily Herald
How many collecting Illinois pensions have moved to other states, and how much did they take with them?  Chicago Daily Herald

More than 71,000 people collecting public pensions from six statewide retirement plans have moved out of Illinois, taking more than $2.4 billion annually with ...


Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



14 States That Won’t Tax Your Pension - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
14 States That Won’t Tax Your Pension  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Most states tax at least a portion of income from private-sector defined benefit plans. Your state might have a pension exclusion, but chances are it's limited ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



State pension fund keeps positive growth trend - Jacksonville Business Journal
State pension fund keeps positive growth trend  Jacksonville Business Journal

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's $160.4 billion state pension fund showed a preliminary return of 8.99 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, marking the ninth ...


Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k) - Planadviser.com
Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)  Planadviser.com

A group of current and former participants in the Walgreen Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan, individually and as representatives of a class of participants and ...


Posted on Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida's pension fund keeps positive streak alive for ninth straight year - Orlando Weekly
Florida's pension fund keeps positive streak alive for ninth straight year  Orlando Weekly

Florida's $160.4 billion state pension fund showed a preliminary return of 8.99 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, marking the ninth straight...


Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Why the Pa. teachers’ pension fund is buying fruit orchards in Florida and nut farms on the West Coast - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Why the Pa. teachers’ pension fund is buying fruit orchards in Florida and nut farms on the West Coast  The Philadelphia Inquirer

One of the biggest mysteries is the group of properties the pension fund is buying in Harrisburg, not a real estate hot spot. Officials won't discuss their plans for ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



State freezes former DOC intelligence chief's pension, he responds with a lawsuit - Tallahassee.com
State freezes former DOC intelligence chief's pension, he responds with a lawsuit  Tallahassee.com

Attorneys say rogue elements in IG office used an unconstitutional rule to put a freeeze on a 40-year employee's pension.


Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida Pension Fund Will Keep Gun Investments but Urge Manufacturers to Act Responsibly - Sunshine State News
Florida Pension Fund Will Keep Gun Investments but Urge Manufacturers to Act Responsibly  Sunshine State News

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Florida pension fund urges gun industry to act responsibly - Orlando Weekly
Florida pension fund urges gun industry to act responsibly  Orlando Weekly

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Retirees saturate Maine, Vermont and Florida - Pensions & Investments
Retirees saturate Maine, Vermont and Florida  Pensions & Investments

At the end of 2018, 14 states had more than 15% of their residents receiving Social Security benefits, according to data from Bloomberg, a claim no state could ...


Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida Handed $200 Million to Rick Scott Donor Amid Massive Contribution to Scott’s Super PAC - The Intercept
Florida Handed $200 Million to Rick Scott Donor Amid Massive Contribution to Scott’s Super PAC  The Intercept

A Florida state agency invested $200 million with a massive Wall Street private equity firm one week after the firm's CEO donated to a super PAC run by Florida ...


Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Nearly $2.5B in Illinois public pension payments flow to 70K out-of-state retirees - Illinois Policy
Nearly $2.5B in Illinois public pension payments flow to 70K out-of-state retirees  Illinois Policy

Illinois' six state-run pension systems this year will pay retired government workers nearly $14 billion in combined benefits, but a good chunk of that money will ...


Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Investment advisor ordered to pay $1.6 million after 25 years of pension fund fraud - Miami Herald
Investment advisor ordered to pay $1.6 million after 25 years of pension fund fraud  Miami Herald

A Palm Beach County investment advisor, insurance salesman and now convicted felon just learned he owes $1.6 million in restitution to the nonprofit ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Lawmaker trying to block ‘derelict’ Parkland deputy Scot Peterson’s pension says he wants ‘accountability’ - Sun Sentinel
Lawmaker trying to block ‘derelict’ Parkland deputy Scot Peterson’s pension says he wants ‘accountability’  Sun Sentinel

A House Republican proposed a bill Tuesday to try to strip former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson of his $8,771 pension in the Florida Retirement ...


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement System - Yahoo Finance UK
Florida Retirement System  Yahoo Finance UK

The Florida Retirement System (FRS) is an extremely inclusive program that, for the most part, doesn't require small sects of employees to enroll in specific ...


Posted on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Public Pensions Pour Millions into Private Prisons - Documented
Public Pensions Pour Millions into Private Prisons  Documented

A New York State pension fund holds one of the largest investments in the country.


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida’s pension fund urges guns manufacturers to act responsibly - Tampa Bay Times
Florida’s pension fund urges guns manufacturers to act responsibly  Tampa Bay Times

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Can I afford retirement in Florida? Here's the budget breakdown - Business Insider
Can I afford retirement in Florida? Here's the budget breakdown  Business Insider

Dreaming of a Florida retirement? We talked to a certified financial planner based in Florida to find out just how much money you need have saved in your ...


Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Taking away Scot Peterson's pension unconstitutional, attorney says; mayor seeks Broward's support for effort - Sun Sentinel
Taking away Scot Peterson's pension unconstitutional, attorney says; mayor seeks Broward's support for effort  Sun Sentinel

Broward Mayor Mark Bogen wanted commissioners to support state legislation that would strip former School Resource Officer Scot Peterson of his pension ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



At 84, Social Security faces the same dire threats as the seniors that it serves | Opinion - Miami Herald
At 84, Social Security faces the same dire threats as the seniors that it serves | Opinion  Miami Herald

Social Security provides a basic income for 15 million Americans. However, as seniors lose other retirement-income options, such as pension, they are in ...


Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:57:00 GMT



Disgraced Parkland resource officer could have his retirement benefits stripped - New York Post
Disgraced Parkland resource officer could have his retirement benefits stripped  New York Post

The Florida sheriff's deputy who refused to act during the Parkland massacre — even hiding in a stairwell at one point — could be stripped of his retirement ...


Posted on Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

States that completely exempt the most common types of retirement income -- 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions -- from taxation can be attractive to retirees. See the ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes will walk away with almost $130,000 a year in pensions - Sun Sentinel
Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes will walk away with almost $130,000 a year in pensions  Sun Sentinel

Almost $11,000 a month. That's what Brenda Snipes will be receiving in pension benefits when she resigns in January as the Broward County Supervisor of ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2019 - Forbes
The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2019  Forbes

Even for the we'll-do-it-our-way Baby Boom generation, retirement usually involves two big life changes: less income and more freedom (to live where you want ...


Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D Trimmed Epr Pptys (EPR) Stake by $5.32 Million; Market Valuation Declined - The MAK Daily
State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D Trimmed Epr Pptys (EPR) Stake by $5.32 Million; Market Valuation Declined  The MAK Daily

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2019 Q1. Its down 0.08, from 1.41 in 2018Q4. It is negative, as 27 investors sold EPR shares while 94 reduced.


Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:41:49 GMT



Florida counties, schools face higher state pension contributions - Orlando Sentinel
Florida counties, schools face higher state pension contributions  Orlando Sentinel

Florida counties will have to contribute an additional $66 million to the state pension fund in the new budget year, according to legislation that has started ...


Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Miami commissioners might restore the publicly funded pensions they lost a decade ago - Miami Herald
Miami commissioners might restore the publicly funded pensions they lost a decade ago  Miami Herald

Miami's elected commissioners enjoy a luxury most part-time workers don't have — the ability to give themselves publicly funded pensions. It's a nice perk that ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



The Dangerous Consequence Of Cutting Public Safety Pensions - Forbes
The Dangerous Consequence Of Cutting Public Safety Pensions  Forbes

The Town of Palm Beach is a cautionary tale for employers considering changes to retirement benefits, especially for public safety workers. Their short-sighted ...


Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida's Pension System - MAPLight.org
Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida's Pension System  MAPLight.org

Florida Governor Rick Scott during a visit to the Florida Department of Transportation in August 2018. Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images. Florida Gov.


Posted on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida's $6 Million Man: Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie - Forbes
Florida's $6 Million Man: Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie  Forbes

Broward County Public School Superintendent Robert Runcie at the podium during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission ...


Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida pension investments flow to Russian companies targeted by Trump administration - Politico
Florida pension investments flow to Russian companies targeted by Trump administration  Politico

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's massive public pension fund includes $160 million invested in Russian companies sanctioned this year by the Trump administration ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



New tactics being deployed in challenging church plans - Pensions & Investments
New tactics being deployed in challenging church plans  Pensions & Investments

Participants in pension plans exempt from federal regulation due to their church plan status are forging ahead with legal and legislative challenges and some ...


Posted on Mon, 27 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



7 Best Places in the US to Retire on A Federal Pension - FedSmith.com
7 Best Places in the US to Retire on A Federal Pension  FedSmith.com

A federal pension provides some financial security in a retirement world increasingly riddled with uncertainty. But it also means living on a fixed income. Whether ...


Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Pension reform results show no surprises so far - The Florida Times-Union
Pension reform results show no surprises so far  The Florida Times-Union

Two years into Jacksonville's pension overhaul, the financial results are tracking what was expected for the Police and Fire Pension Fund, according to a report ...


Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement System returns 8.98%, above its benchmark - Pensions & Investments
Florida Retirement System returns 8.98%, above its benchmark  Pensions & Investments

Florida Retirement System returned a net 8.98% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 76 basis points above its primary benchmark.


Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



The Coming Pension Crisis Is So Big That It's A Problem For Everyone - Forbes
The Coming Pension Crisis Is So Big That It's A Problem For Everyone  Forbes

The pension funding gap is a problem for everyone. Almost all public pension funds assume investment returns somewhere around 7% (and some as high as ...


Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Your Illinois News Radar » About 18 percent of public employee retirees move out of state - The Capitol Fax Blog
Your Illinois News Radar » About 18 percent of public employee retirees move out of state  The Capitol Fax Blog

Monday, Jun 24, 2019. * Jake Griffin… More than 71,000 people collecting public pensions from six statewide retirement plans have moved out of Illinois, taking ...


Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



10 Jobs That Still Offer Traditional Pensions | Baby Boomers | US News - U.S News & World Report Money
10 Jobs That Still Offer Traditional Pensions | Baby Boomers | US News  U.S News & World Report Money

Most jobs no longer provide traditional pension plans that promise workers guaranteed income in retirement. Only 17 percent of private industry employees were ...


Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Projected pension returns could be too rosy, report says - Orlando Sentinel
Projected pension returns could be too rosy, report says  Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's $144 billion pension fund is relying on a projected investment return that independent financial consultants say is too optimis.


Posted on Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



The states where pensions are safe — and where they’re in trouble - MarketWatch
The states where pensions are safe — and where they’re in trouble  MarketWatch

Kentucky's public pension, which was at risk of benefit cuts, may be saved.


Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Investment Adviser Sentenced for Defrauding Pension Plan - PLANSPONSOR
Investment Adviser Sentenced for Defrauding Pension Plan  PLANSPONSOR

The Department of Labor found the investment adviser made 63 fraudulent requests to Transamerica for lump sum benefit checks for participants not entitled to ...


Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Pensions Investigate Potential Discriminatory Behavior by Airbnb - Chief Investment Officer
Florida Pensions Investigate Potential Discriminatory Behavior by Airbnb  Chief Investment Officer

The Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) initiated a 90-day review period of Airbnb concerning allegations from the state's governor, members of ...


Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Salaries doubling for Fort Lauderdale politicians, and they could get a pension too - Sun Sentinel
Salaries doubling for Fort Lauderdale politicians, and they could get a pension too  Sun Sentinel

The pay for Fort Lauderdale's political leaders will more than double after the next election, and future politicians could receive a city pension during retirement, ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Departing Broward election official Brenda Snipes stands to receive $130G in pensions: reports - Fox News
Departing Broward election official Brenda Snipes stands to receive $130G in pensions: reports  Fox News

Brenda Snipes, the elections supervisor for Broward County, Fla., who resigned after coming under scrutiny for the way her office handled vote counting during ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



The Best And Worst States For Retirement, Ranked - HuffPost
The Best And Worst States For Retirement, Ranked  HuffPost

The best place to retire in is no secret: It has the highest percentage of a population 65 and up.


Posted on Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Multiemployer pension reform bill approved by House Education and Labor Committee - Pensions & Investments
Multiemployer pension reform bill approved by House Education and Labor Committee  Pensions & Investments

Bipartisan multiemployer pension reform legislation that would create a federal loan program for struggling plans was approved Tuesday in a 26-18 vote by the ...


Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Why taking gun stocks out of the Florida teachers pension is not simple - The Washington Post
Why taking gun stocks out of the Florida teachers pension is not simple  The Washington Post

When the president of the Florida teachers union suggested the state pension fund divest itself of shares in the company that manufactures the assault rifle used ...


Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Revived Pension Reform Package Begins Advancing In Florida House - WFSU
Revived Pension Reform Package Begins Advancing In Florida House  WFSU

Florida House Republicans are back at it again. They've revived an effort to make changes to Florida's Retirement System.


Posted on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT



North Bay Village manager resigns amid allegations of gaming the state-run pension - Miami Herald
North Bay Village manager resigns amid allegations of gaming the state-run pension  Miami Herald

North Bay Village interim manager Lewis Velken resigned amid allegations he broke the rules of the Florida Retirement System, a state-run pension he received ...


Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Hollywood cut pension benefits in 2011. Eight years later, they're being restored. - Sun Sentinel
Hollywood cut pension benefits in 2011. Eight years later, they're being restored.  Sun Sentinel

Hollywood slashed pension benefits to firefighters in 2011 in the face of a $38 million budget gap. On Wednesday, some of those benefits were restored.


Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement Systems Returns 8.98% in 2018 - Chief Investment Officer
Florida Retirement Systems Returns 8.98% in 2018  Chief Investment Officer

The Florida Retirement System's pension fund assets returned 8.98% for the fiscal year ended June 30, beating its benchmark of 8.22% to reach a total market ...


Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Tennessee Retirement to acquire Florida apartment complex for $61m - IPE Real Assets
Tennessee Retirement to acquire Florida apartment complex for $61m  IPE Real Assets

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) is acquiring an apartment complex in Florida for $61.4m (€54.6m) and plans to sell four properties.


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida State Pension Fund Returns 8.99% - Chief Investment Officer
Florida State Pension Fund Returns 8.99%  Chief Investment Officer

Florida's State Board of Administration (SBA) reported that its $160.4 billion state pension fund earned a “very” preliminary return of 8.99% for fiscal-year 2018 ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



It’s the Ultimate Retirement Showdown: Arizona vs. Florida - Yahoo Finance UK
It’s the Ultimate Retirement Showdown: Arizona vs. Florida  Yahoo Finance UK

Which of these popular retirement states is the better option?


Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Illinois May Tackle A Piece Of Its Pension Problem After Years Of Inaction - Forbes
Illinois May Tackle A Piece Of Its Pension Problem After Years Of Inaction  Forbes

Governor JB Pritzker (D) last month unveiled a series of proposals for how to deal with Illinois' staggering $134 billion unfunded pension liability. Investors were ...


Posted on Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Retirement - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Retirement  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Misunderstanding the separation of *service* rule cost a first responder I know $1500. His story shows how asking questions is key to finding the right financial ...


Posted on Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Alcee Hastings leads Florida delegation in demanding Peru pay its bills - Florida Politics
Alcee Hastings leads Florida delegation in demanding Peru pay its bills  Florida Politics

A refusal by Peru to make its bond payments threaten pensions for thousands of Florida workers. A *fresh* push for the international debt payments comes as Peru ...


Posted on Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida pension fund up 14 percent for fiscal year - Palm Beach Post
Florida pension fund up 14 percent for fiscal year  Palm Beach Post

Florida's $155 billion pension fund is on track to show a positive gain for the eighth straight year, as the state's fiscal year ended on Friday.Although the final ...


Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Florida State Pension Plan Returns 13.77% - Chief Investment Officer
Florida State Pension Plan Returns 13.77%  Chief Investment Officer

The $153.6 billion Florida Retirement System Pension Plan reported a 13.77% return on investments for the year ending on June 30, surpassing its benchmark ...


Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Florida educators urge removal of firearms stock from teacher pension plans - Orlando Weekly
Florida educators urge removal of firearms stock from teacher pension plans  Orlando Weekly

While teachers and students in Florida debate the state government on gun control, it seems educators may be more involved with the manufacturing of the...


Posted on Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Hands off her pension! Tampa police, fire stand firm behind Jane Castor after 'double-dipping' blast - Florida Politics
Hands off her pension! Tampa police, fire stand firm behind Jane Castor after 'double-dipping' blast  Florida Politics

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Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Headlines Bill goes after Scot Peterson's retirement benefits Peterson retired after the Parkland shooting. By News - Florida Politics
Headlines Bill goes after Scot Peterson's retirement benefits Peterson retired after the Parkland shooting. By News  Florida Politics

Accusing former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson of neglect during last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a House ...


Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida teachers’ pension fund is invested in guns. Here’s how many shares it holds - Bradenton Herald
Florida teachers’ pension fund is invested in guns. Here’s how many shares it holds  Bradenton Herald

Even as Florida teachers work to protect their students from gun violence, many may be unaware that they have a personal stake in firearms themselves.


Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Senators propose legislation to end Congressional pensions - Yahoo Finance
Senators propose legislation to end Congressional pensions  Yahoo Finance

Two freshman Republican senators are trying to end taxpayer-funded pensions for members of Congress. Senators Mike Braun of Indiana and Rick Scott of ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Who says you're too old to win at investing and saving? - CNBC
Who says you're too old to win at investing and saving?  CNBC

In your 50s, and even older, you might find yourself thinking of retirement with a mixture of excitement and dread. A new chapter's coming — but not so deep ...


Posted on Thu, 30 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Ross Spano Introduces the 'No Pensions for Pedophiles' Act - Sunshine State News
Ross Spano Introduces the 'No Pensions for Pedophiles' Act  Sunshine State News

A congressman from Florida is leading the charge to ensure convicted child molesters lose their federal pensions. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla.


Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Public Employees Living Longer, Deepening State Pension Crisis - City Journal
Public Employees Living Longer, Deepening State Pension Crisis  City Journal

The second-longest bull market in American history hasn't stopped the deterioration of state and local pension funds, whose unfunded debt has almost ...


Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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