pensions http://apr.org en Could State Workers' Pensions Run Dry? A Conversation With Scott Beaulier http://apr.org/post/could-state-workers-pensions-run-dry-conversation-scott-beaulier <p>A new study says Alabama state worker pension funds could run out of money in a decade if changes aren't made. The report from the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University is part of a larger effort to look at improving the lives of Alabamians. Scott Beaulier is Director of the Johnson Center. Alabama Public Radio’s Ryan Vasquez recently talked to him about the paper and if the plight of Alabamians really differs that much from other states.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 22:07:10 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 52424 at http://apr.org Could State Workers' Pensions Run Dry? A Conversation With Scott Beaulier Study: Ala. Pension Funds Could Run Out In Decade http://apr.org/post/study-ala-pension-funds-could-run-out-decade <p></p><p>A study says pension funds serving more than 335,000 Alabama state workers and retirees could run out of money in a decade if changes aren't made.</p><p>The study released Monday was conducted by the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy State University. It says the Retirement Systems of Alabama are underfunded and rely on unrealistic expectations of 8 percent investment returns per year when calculating how much money will be available to pay future retirees.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:55:10 +0000 The Associated Press 52256 at http://apr.org Study: Ala. Pension Funds Could Run Out In Decade GM Retirees Face Friday Pension Deadline http://apr.org/post/gm-retirees-face-friday-pension-deadline Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>You've got to escape from your Escape.<p>Now, today is an important day for more than 40,000 salaried retirees of General Motors. They're facing a major financial decision. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:39:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton & National Public Radio 14882 at http://apr.org