Show-Me Institute Presents: Missouri Transition Costs And Public Pension Reform
The Show-Me Institute has talked about the need to reform public employee pension plans so they are financially secure and more attractive to potential hires. However, some public pension reform opponents believe that closing these plans would be risky and result in added transition costs.
In our new policy study, “Missouri Transition Costs and Public Pension Reform,” Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, addresses these concerns. Biggs argues that “claims of transition costs are at some times, overstated and, at other times, entirely mistaken.” After reading the study, you will find that fears about supposed transition costs are no reason to stop efforts to move public employees into an improved pension system. Please give it a look.