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During my organization’s half-century of advocating for the interests of North Carolina’s retired governmental employees, we have had days when we were proud of our legislature.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Debt Affordability Advisory Committee says the state should set aside $100 million a year to help the state pension systems remain solvent.

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RALEIGH — The COVID-19 pandemic could still threaten the long-term stability of state employee pensions, even though the state pension plan has recovered from the stock market crash, the state treasurer says.

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers moved to restrict pensions for public officials who commit crimes while performing their official duties.

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RALEIGH — Fears of a global economic slowdown, fueled in part by the coronavirus outbreak, took a $4.2 billion chunk out of North Carolina’s state pension plan.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state pension plan is prepared to weather another recession, a Pew Charitable Trusts stress test says. 

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RALEIGH — Senate Republicans are again pushing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s request to limit risk in the underfunded state pension plan by narrowing the number of retirement options.

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Say what you will about the state of things in North Carolina, but Florence’s raging floodwaters and fierce winds couldn’t stop us from living out the Golden Rule.  

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