Massachusetts Pension Reform: What was accomplished? What remains to be done?

This report summarizes the most egregious public employee pension abuses that were eliminated by the recently-passed Massachusetts Pension Reform Act, but goes on to list the more costly problems with the system which are in need of reform. These include the extraordinarily high rates of accidental disability pensions granted to public safety employees and the long-term sustainability of the entire defined-benefit system. It draws from our more extensive report on pension reform.


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