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    Federal Pension System

    Witnesses testified about reforming congressional pensions and ensuring that members of Congress were treated no differently than the rest of the federal workforce. In addition, they…

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    Governor Scott Walker on Wisconsin Budget

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker talked about the budget reforms he instituted in his state. He faced significant labor union opposition when he increased civil servant contributions to…

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    Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic…

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    Public School Teacher Pay

    Andrew Biggs talked about public school teacher pay, specifically his work on a new Heritage Foundation-American Enterprise Institution joint study of public school teacher…

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    State and Municipal Debt, Academic Panel

    Witnesses testified about efforts in several states to cut spending in their state budgets. Among the issues they addressed were providing benefits and pensions for state workers,…

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    Federal Worker Compensation Assessment

    John Berry and others testified about federal worker pay. Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Ross said that federal employees make over four times their private sector counterparts and…

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    Retirement and Social Security

    Panelists discussed the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. They focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the…

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    Social Security and Retirement Issues

    Andrew Biggs talked about issues related to the financial solvency of Social Security and other entitlement, retirement, and pension programs. He supports gradually raising the early…

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    112th Congress and the Economy

    Panelists talked about steps the incoming 112th Congress should take to reduce federal spending. Among the topics they addressed were a recent report by President Obama’s deficit…

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    Federal Assistance for State Pension Funds

    Panelists talked about the possibility of a federal bailout of state pension funds. Among the topics they addressed were recent losses and market value declines as a result of the weak…

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    Federal Budget Outlook

    Representative Paul Ryan , the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, and a bipartisan panel of experts talked about problems posed by the current federal budget, strategies for…

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    U.S. Federal Debt

    Andrew Biggs and Christian Weller talked about their assumptions and conclusions of a Congressional Budget Office report asserting that current federal spending projections indicate a rise…

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