Rebecca Blank takes the reins of University of Wisconsin-Madison with a homecoming in mind.
Blank, named UW-Madison chancellor earlier this month, leaves her post as acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce to return to academia. The economist and researcher previously taught at Princeton, MIT, Northwestern and the University of Michigan, and spent six months as a faculty visitor at UW in 1985.Read More →
The state is turning to increasingly risky investments in an effort to make up its shortfall.Read More →
OSAWATOMIE — Kansas public pension plan officials say there’s a simple explanation why they don’t know how much pension money has been given to a small group of terminated state employees based on an erroneous interpretation of state law.Read More →
Just days before her term is set to expire, state Rep. Donna Seidel, D-Wausau, has resigned, effective Dec. 28, Wisconsin Reporter has learned.Read More →
By Frank Keegan | State Budget Solutions
Only three things are missing from a National Institute on Retirement Security ”issue brief” released last week on proposals to freeze local and state defined benefit pension plans in a shift to defined contribution plans that limit taxpayer risk.
First is the “pathology” that more than any other factor put America in a [...]