Forced-Unionism States’ Unfunded Pension Liabilities Equal Nearly a Third of Their Combined GDP

On November 23, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A new report by State Budget Solutions (or SBS, see the link below) adds to the evidence that, as good as government union officials empowered with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges are at pushing for higher taxes, they are even better at jacking up governments’ long-term spending commitments.  As a consequence, states that give more special […]

Fact Sheet: More Debt, Higher Taxes

On September 15, 2014, in Fact Sheets, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

Eight of the Nine States With the Highest Government Debt-to-Income Ratios Lack Right to Work Protections (Click to download fact sheet) By Stan Greer As many observers of Organized Labor have noted, there has been an enormous shift of power within union officialdom over the past few decades.  As recently as 1981, the first year […]

None of the 12 States With the Greatest Total Public Debt Per Capita Has a Right to Work Law

On August 25, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

For several years now, the nonpartisan taxpayer watchdog group State Budget Solutions (SBS) has been issuing annual reports on state finances that present “an all-inclusive view of state obligations not conventionally presented but that both lawmakers and taxpayers nonetheless must confront.”  The 2014 report, linked below, compiles data on each state’s “market-valued unfunded pension liabilities, […]

Forced-Unionism States Encumber Citizens With More Debt as Well as Higher Taxes

On October 16, 2012, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

Total Debt as a Share of Annual Personal Income 50% Higher Than in Right to Work States (Click here to download Fact Sheet) As many observers of Organized Labor have noted, there has been an enormous shift of power within union officialdom over the past few decades.  As recently as 1980, the year Ronald Reagan was elected […]

None of the 13 States With the Greatest Total Public Debt Per Capita Has a Right to Work Law

On September 9, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

State Budget Solutions’ third annual State Debt Report shows total …   Just before Labor Day, the nonpartisan taxpayer watchdog group State Budget Solutions (SBS) issued its third annual report on state public debt, which calculates “the total amount of debt each state faces.” (See the link above.) The new report compiles data on every state’s “regular […]