As Good Times Roll, Teachers' Fund Is Seen as the 'Only Dark Cloud"

Watts, Jim
March 2006
Bond Buyer;3/30/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32350, Special section p34
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The article provides an overview of the fiscal condition of Oklahoma. Treasurer Scott Meacham admits that the state's education pension fund is one of the worst funded in the United States. An estimated $600 million pensions are distributed by the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma annually. Steps being considered to boost the state's underperforming teachers' retirement fund are the sale of pension bonds in a taxable series and an increase in the number of dedicated revenue streams.


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