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Health-care costs strain state budget

...Alaska. Sound off on the important issues at Lawmakers were shocked recently to find an unexpected deficit in state retirement systems that may reach $10 billion. The state is pointing the finger at an actuarial firm that provided estimates of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022507/loc_20070225015.shtml
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Senate OK's traditional retirement plan for public employees

...Egan, D-Juneau. "It will let teachers, troopers, firefighters and other public employees chose one of two state retirement systems," Egan said.Current and new employees can chose the 401(k)-style defied-contribution plan state and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-15/senate-oks-traditional-retirement-plan-
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Capital budget may become next battle

...is not certain whether there are enough votes in the House to pass the retirement bill, a conversion of the state retirement systems for future public employees and teachers from traditional pension plans into individual investment accounts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051605/sta_20050516013.shtml
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Municipal League calls for more state spending on cities

...also noted what he called a huge spike in employee retirement costs for municipal workers who are part of the state retirement systems. "That problem really needs to be solved," he said. "The state is the one with the resources to do that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111404/sta_20041114004.shtml
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Alaska editorial: Kudos to efforts to fix state retirement

...Alaska's school districts in fiscal 2008. No, it may not be sexy stuff, but straightening out the finances of the state retirement systems is terribly important to governments of all sizes in Alaska. Gov. Palin and legislators of both parties should...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030907/opi_20070309034.shtml
Opinion
Alaska's pension suit settled for $500M

...fraud, all of us, I think, felt there was a substantial amount of money lost because of their actions." The state retirement systems currently have an unfunded liability of $8.9 billion, which is the difference between the value of the reserves...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061310/sta_653072396.shtml
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