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Articles of interest from the the internet and print.


Collective Bargaining
Wall Street Journal - July 31, 2018
"A Pension Hole the Size of Japan’s Economy"
Chicago Sun Times, May 25, 2012
"Another courageous Democrat calls for pension reform, saying “the moment of truth has arrived”"
Education
Governing - August 2018
"Why School Spending is So Unequal"
Governing – Dec. 19, 2017
"Bringing the Power of Lean to Education"
EducationNext – May 17, 2017
"Why Most Teachers Get a Bad Deal on Pensions"
Local Government
Governing - May 7, 2019
"How Many Local Governments Is Too Many?"
Governing - December 2018
"“Loud Caring” says Shared Services"
Governing - October 22, 2018
"Democracy Thriving in Local Governments"
Governing - August 14, 2018
"Cheaper, More Accessible Child Care Possible with Deregulation"
Governing - August 13, 2018
"Seeking More Power, Public Employees Run for Office"
Property Taxes
Tax Foundaton - April 29, 2019
"Soft Cap on Property Taxes Approved"
Des Moines Register - February 14, 2019
"Taking Property Taxes off Autopilot"
Des Moines Register - October 25, 2018
"Central Iowa Assessments Up…Again"
Wall Street Journal - August 6, 2018
"Your Mortgage May Be Going for Unfunded Pension Obligations"
Public Pensions
Governing - May 8, 2019
"High-Risk Investments Not Paying Off for Pension Plans"
Marketwatch - May 6, 2019
"Wisconsin’s Model Pension Plan"
The Reason Foundation - November 29, 2018
"IPERS Unfunded Accrued Liability Still Growing"
Chief Investment Officer - December 17, 2018
"Court Rules Process Matters"
Wall Street Journal - November 26, 2018
"Pension Promises Made–Not Kept"
Public Transportation
Forbes - November 2016
"How the Daily Commute Will Change"
Regional Water
Des Moines Register – January 17, 2018
"Des Moines Metro Takes First Steps Toward Regional Water System"
Regional Water Update - January 2018
"Central Iowa Regional Water – January 2018 Update"