Rice Kinder Institute to release report on financial state of Houston’s pensions and options for reform

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Amy McCaig
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Rice Kinder Institute to release report on financial state of Houston’s pensions and options for reform
Report release and media briefing scheduled for Aug. 9

HOUSTON – (Aug. 1, 2016) – Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research will release a report highlighting the current financial state of Houston’s pensions at 2 p.m. Aug. 9 during a media briefing at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative.

0218_SHELLThe report is designed to provide the public and policymakers with an overview of the current financial state of Houston’s pensions, an explanation of why the city’s unfunded liabilities are growing and insights on possibilities for reform. The report also puts Houston’s pension situation in a national context. While the report outlines potential reform options for the city, it does not make official recommendations.

WHAT: Release of and a media briefing about “The Houston Pension Question: How the City’s Pension Liability Grew and the Options for Reform,” a report on the current financial state of Houston’s pension system.

WHO: Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Jean-Pierre Aubry, lead researcher for the report and associate director of state and local research at Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research.

WHERE: Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St., Room 1003.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Members of the news media who want to attend may RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at amym@rice.edu or 713-348-6777 (office). A map of campus is available at www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

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Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a “think and do” tank that advances understanding of the challenges facing Houston and other urban centers through research, policy analysis, and public outreach. By collaborating with civic and political leaders, the Kinder Institute aims to help Houston and other cities.

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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.