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"Tough Choices" Face Florida Governments -- New Report by Rockefeller's Matkin

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David Matkin

Rockefeller College Assistant Professor David S. T. Matkin is the author of a new report analyzing the cost and sustainability of a widely ignored non-pension retirement benefit – retirement healthcare subsidies – for local governments in Florida. 

The report, released on February 24, 2015 by the LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI), is the latest in the institute's Tough Choices series, Beyond Pensions:  Florida Local Governments and Retiree Health Benefits.  Matkin's findings indicate significant problems for many Florida cities and counties; the report concludes that Florida local governments have accumulated some $8.4 billion in unfunded retirement health benefit liabilities.

Read the full report

Read a press release issued by the LeRoy Collins Institute