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State Treasurer Denise Nappier offered a presentation to the state’s Pension Sustainability Commission outlining the difficulties facing Connecticut’s Teachers Retirement System and suggested transferring $3 billion in state assets and bonds to teacher pension system.
If nothing had changed, Connecticut would not be trapped in the situation it is now. But Connecticut also allows collective bargaining agreements to supersede state law, allowing subsequent SEBAC agreements to once again underfund state employee pensions.
Connecticut’s new Pension Sustainability Commission held a press conference today in the Legislative Office Building to announce its mission: to consider transferring state assets to Connecticut's pension funds to help reduce the state's unfunded liabilities.
When given the choice between Connecticut's failing pension system and the state's defined contribution plan, Robert Guynn took the road less traveled -- and he's doing fine.