Pension Reform

If NJEA Leaders Are Serious About Fixing the Teacher Shortage, They’ll Need To Limber Up

Today Mike Lilley of the Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey released a new report called "Teaching in New Jersey's…

3 months ago

COMMENTARY: What We Lost When We Lost Steve Sweeney

I know I’m late to the party but I join others in mourning the loss of Steve Sweeney as President…

10 months ago

LILLEY: According to Pew, NJ’s Pensions Are in Dire Shape But Murphy Just Bows to Union Pals

The title of NJSpotlight’s recent article on New Jersey’s pensions,”Public pension funds in better shape, study says,” conveys an overly…

1 year ago

New Analysis: Murphy’s $7 Billion Pension Contribution Aside, NJ Teachers Are Still Getting Cheated

According to a new analysis from Bellwether, New Jersey's teacher pension system, the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), is…

1 year ago

These Seven NJ K-12 School Leaders Make More Than $250,000 a Year

Today John Bury, who pens the blog BuryPensions, lists the 69 public employees in New Jersey who make over $250,000…

1 year ago

LILLEY: NJ Teachers Face a ‘Retirement Crisis’ Unless Union Leaders Get Real

A new report by the Brookings Institution made some news because of its rather optimistic take on the fate of America’s public…

1 year ago

LILLEY: New Jersey Teachers Are Poorly Served By Their Union Leaders

The New Jersey Education Association, the state chapter of the largest teachers union in the country, boasted more than 200,000…

1 year ago

Inequity, Anyone? NJEA Execs Work Fewer Years for (Much!)Bigger Pensions While Teachers Risk Insolvency

Mike Lilley of Sunlight Policy Center has a new report out called “Ugly Truths and Hard Facts About New Jersey's…

2 years ago

LILLEY: Is NJ Spotlight Excessively Deferential to Funder NJEA?

Sunlight Policy Center has noticed a disturbing trend with the news website NJ Spotlight.  Normally when Sunlight submits an op-ed,…

2 years ago

Did Murphy and NJEA’s Excellent Adventure Hit a Pothole?

Yesterday Governor Phil Murphy celebrated his victory -- signing a Legislature-approved nine-month budget of $32.7 billion that includes his millionaire’s…

2 years ago