Oregon Psilocybin Services should carefully approach Measure 109 rulemaking
Our review of the proposed rules on psilocybin products, training curriculum, and testing yielded the following observations.
Testimony: Improving transit services in rural communities
Five recommendations for improving transit services to best serve rural populations, especially transit-dependent riders.
Testimony: Rhode Island e-cigarette prohibition could create unintended consequences
on of flavored e-cigarettes risks driving vapers back to smoking, fueling illicit markets, and forcing the closure of Rhode Island vape shops.
Testimony on Alaska House Bill 55 and Buck’s updated fiscal analysis
House Bill 55 is a weak pension design and lacks sufficient controls.
Testimony: Louisiana Senate Bill 10 is likely to increase pension debt and weaken retirement system
SB10 is likely to shortchange members and weaken TRSL, which has $9.3 billion in unfunded liabilities.
Testimony: Senate Bill 7 could weaken Louisiana State Police Retirement System
Skimming excess returns drastically alters the way a plan funds its benefits.
Testimony: Louisiana Senate Bill 6 relies on a structurally flawed funding mechanism
The funding mechanism that SB6 would rely on is structurally flawed, financially questionable, and a national outlier in terms of providing inflation protection in a pension system.
Testimony: Louisiana Senate Bill 5’s bonus payment unlikely to be a one-time cost
The funding mechanism used to pay for the bonus leverages the entire balance of the system’s experience account.
Testimony: Assessing the proposed Kansas Thrift Savings Plan in Senate Bill 553
The proposed Thrift Savings retirement plan in Senate Bill 553 reflects a high-quality public sector retirement plan design that incorporates best practices from national experience.