Hawaii’s public pension system has unfunded liabilities conservatively estimated at almost $13 billion, with Hawaii taxpayers now picking up the tab. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has been in the forefront of working to bring about reform of the system, including offering options that would help resolve its unfunded liabilities, to protect both our public employee retirees and Hawaii taxpayers.

Pension pinches profligacy

Earlier this year, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii pointed out that the state Legislature had discovered a new tactic for meeting its public pension financial

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Pension crisis averted?

Recent legislative reforms have enabled the state Employees’ Retirement System to avert a crisis, but that’s partly because much of the burden to strengthen the

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ERS not out of woods yet

The bad news for Hawaii taxpayers is that Hawaii’s state public employee pension system has about $12 billion in unfunded liabilities, which means that if

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