Avoiding a Public Pension Crisis:
A History of the Wisconsin Retirement System
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wisconsin's fully funded, one-of-a-kind pension system serves 604,000 workers and retirees for the state and more than 1,400 local governments. Very few people understand the multibillion-dollar fund as well as Gary Gates, who developed the public pension system with Max Sullivan decades ago. Gates will provide a brief history of the retiree pension program and will explain why Wisconsin has not experienced shortfalls like several other states and how to avoid a future public-pension crisis.