If Santa looks at states when making a list of who’s naughty or nice, he will find seven who most improved the condition of their pension funds since 2009, when the economic recovery began. Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Virginia are most improved, having more money available to fulfill their promises to retirees. (In accounting terms, this means less “unfunded liabilities.”) Source: Institute for Trust in Accounting
Georgia was among the top ten states in terms of pension funding in 2010, as measured by a Pew Charitable Trusts study, with 85 percent of its long-term state pension liabilities funded.
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