Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement



LCPR Updates

Assessing the health of Minnesota's Pension Plans (Capitol Report)

The current chair of the LCPR, Senator Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, and a former chair, Senator Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, join Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke to discuss the health of the state's pension plans, which provide pensions to state, county, municipal, school district, and other public employees.

Senator Julie Rosen

Interview with Senator Julie Rosen.
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Senator Sandra Pappas

Interview with Senator Sandra Pappas.
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Minnesota News

Minnesota's systems seek legislative action on proposed reforms (MSRS/PERA/TRA, StarTribune)

Retirement Systems Building

The complexity of the systems makes it easy to underestimate their value and for opponents to use data selectively. Read full article...

Minnesota's public-pension system is in crisis (K. Crockett, StarTribune)

Center of the American Experience logo

State's system is losing ground fast, relative to others. Here's why. Read full article...

How healthy are Minnesota’s pensions? Depends on where you look (Pioneer Press)

Sunny Capitol

Minnesota’s pension plans have long had a reputation as safe and solid, Read full article...

Minnesota looking at moving to strategic asset allocation, returns 15.1% in fiscal year (P&I)

Minnesota Welcomes You

Minnesota State Board of Investment is considering restructuring its approximately $65 billion retirement investment portfolio into more strategically oriented categories. Read full article...

National News

New Math Deals Minnesota’s Pensions the Biggest Hit in the U.S. (Bloomberg)

Pension Deficit Graph

Minnesota’s debt to its workers’ retirement system has soared by $33.4 billion, or $6,000 for every resident, courtesy of accounting rules. Read full article...
Links to MN Plans' GASB Reports

States face costly future if their citizens fail to save enough for retirement (NCSL)

Most Americans are not saving enough for retirement. The problem is especially severe among small-business employees, low-income workers and communities of color. On the brink of a national retirement security crisis, state lawmakers are stepping into the breach with a spectrum of innovative solutions. Read full article...

Contact Us

To request or discuss legislation and for answers to questions regarding the LCPR, pension and retirement plans for public employees, and retirement topics in general, contact the Commission at:

Location:    Room 55 State Office Building     
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.   
St. Paul, MN 55155

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Fax: 651-297-3697
Members:Commission member contact information
Staff:Susan Lenczewski,
Executive Director
Rachel Barth,
Deputy Director
Lisa Diesslin,
Commission Assistant
susan.lenczewski@lcpr.leg.mn    rachel.barth@lcpr.leg.mn    lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn


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