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Senate Panel Hears Sharp Disagreement on Improving Retirement Savings

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Proposals ranged from substantial changes in the current system to adjustments that would not alter it drastically

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Baucus Urges Minimizing Costs in Retirement Savings Proposals

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Proposals seeking to increase workers’ retirement savings by making adjustments to the U.S. tax code should weigh the costs of such shifts, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a hearing held by the panel in Washington.

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401(k) Plan Revamp Eyed By Senate Finance Committee

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With less than one-half of workers having access to a retirement plan and even fewer saving enough for their old age, Congress is looking at ways to help get more Americans on track to a secure retirement.

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Pension Rights Center to Lawmakers: "Changes to Retirement Plan Tax Breaks Should Address the Retirement Income Deficit, not the Budget Deficit"

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WASHINGTON - At a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Finance today, the Pension Rights Center called on lawmakers to re-examine the tax incentives associated with 401(k) plans and other retirement savings plans, so that those tax breaks work more efficiently a

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401(k) break at risk as policymakers mull retirement shift

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U.S. retirement programs could look different if a grand deficit-cutting bargain is struck in upcoming negotiations.

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8 ways the super committee is not super for retirement

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Social Security and Medicare will be in the sights of the Congressional “super committee” that will be looking for $1.5 trillion in federal spending cuts under the terms of the debt ceiling agreement. That means the financial security of seniors and Boomers nearing retirement will be on the line, so let’s consider the outlook for these vital programs as the negotiations get underway.

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Pension Pro Blasts Nunes Bill at NFMA Conference

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A pension expert panned federal lawmakers’ efforts to increase oversight of state and local governments’ public pension plans.

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Groups Urge Legislators not to Disrupt Public Pension Oversight

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Organizations testifying before a U.S. House panel contended that public pensions are faring better than recent reports say, and that current transparency measures are working effectively.

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