Contact: Lindsay Potvin
Latest Local Pension Research from LeRoy Collins Institute to be Released
~ Report finds many local pension issues not caused by the economic downturn~
Tallahassee, Fla. – The LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI) will host a press conference to release Years in the Making: Florida’s Underfunded Municipal Pension Plans, a report that analyzes trends in municipal pension plans across the state on Wednesday September 26, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. Using data from 2005-2011, Years in the Making provides the latest and most in-depth look at the health of Florida pensions. Pivotal findings show that the unfunded condition of most municipal pension plans began well before the downturn in the stock market.
WHAT: LeRoy Collins Institute Press Conference to release Years in the Making: Florida’s
Underfunded Municipal Pension Plans
o Dr. Carol Weissert, LCI director and Florida State University political science professor
o Allison DeFoor, LCI board chair
o Dr. David Matkin, LCI research fellow, assistant professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Florida Press Center, 336 E. College Ave., Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32301
About the LeRoy Collins Institute: Established in 1988, the LeRoy Collins Institute is an independent, non-profit organization which studies and promotes creative solutions to key private and public issues facing the people of Florida and the nation. The Institute, located in Tallahassee at the Florida State University, is affiliated and works in collaboration with the State University System of Florida. Named in honor of former Florida Governor LeRoy Collins, the Institute is governed by a distinguished board of directors, chaired by Allison DeFoor, D. Min. Other board members include executives, local elected officials and senior professionals from throughout the state.Tweet