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A 101 Guide To Understanding Vermont's Pension Funds

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Angela Evancie
VPR File
Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce joins us as we dive into the history and future of Vermont's pension funds.

Vermont's pension funds for state employees and teachers face a multi-billion-dollar unfunded liability. How did this happen? And where do we go from here? This hour, we take a wide-ranging look at Vermont's pension funds and answer your questions.

Our guests are:

  • Beth Pearce, Vermont's state treasurer
  • Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Democratic representative from Bradford
  • Don Tinney, president of the Vermont NEA Teachers Union

Broadcast live on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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