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Pace of pension reform ebbs after 49 states change laws
trueAs the flood of reform efforts aimed at public pension funds becomes a trickle, the main concern is whether the newfound fiscal discipline will hold.
Cincinnati voters soundly reject pension measure
trueCincinnati voters rejected a ballot initiative Tuesday that would have created an amendment to the city's charter changing certain retirement benefits of the Cincinnati Retirement System.
Cincinnati voters consider confusing pension measure
trueA ballot initiative in Cincinnati's citywide elections on Tuesday proposes an amendment to the city's charter that could create a new defined contribution plan as well as require the Cincinnati Retirement System to reach a 100% funded status in 10 years.
Stringer, Burnett compete for NYC comptroller post
trueThe race for New York City comptroller, a job that includes managing the $145 billion New York City Retirement Systems, is a study in contrasts as well as similarities between Republican John Burnett and Democrat Scott Stringer.
L.A. pension reform referendum fails to make ballot
trueAn effort to hold a referendum on replacing Los Angeles' three city pension plans with a defined contribution plan for new employees, proposed by former Mayor Richard Riordan, was temporarily put on hold.
Amendments targeting public pension funds won't reduce liabilities - Pensions & Investments
trueA handful of constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballots across the U.S. would affect public pension plans in a variety of states, but none goes very far toward reducing existing unfunded pension liabilities, even in the worst-funded states.
State, local races could affect pension funds, managers, retirees - Pensions & Investments
trueA number of state and local pension plans around the country could see changes in the near future, depending on who is elected in a number of races on Nov. 6.
North Carolina treasurer overwhelmingly wins primary
trueNorth Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell, sole trustee of the $71.8 billion North Carolina Retirement Systems, Raleigh, easily won her election primary Tuesday with 77% of the votes.
Pension fund fees at issue in North Carolina race
trueBringing state pension fund assets in-house, and fees that might be saved through such a move, are issues in the Democratic primary for the state treasurer's job in North Carolina.