Bob Williams

Senior Fellow, Center for State Fiscal Reform at State Budget Solutions

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Authored Articles

The Williams Report: January 2019
The Williams Report: December 2018
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Authored Publications

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2019 image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2019

    Unfunded state pension liabilities total $4.9 trillion or $15,080 for every man, woman and child in the United States. State governments are often obligated, by contract and state constitutional law, …

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2018 image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2018

    Unfunded liabilities in public pension plans continue to loom over state governments nationwide. If net pension assets are determined using more realistic investment return assumptions, pension funding gaps are significantly …

  • Unaccountable, Unaffordable 2017 image

    Unaccountable, Unaffordable 2017

    Unaffordable and Unaccountable 2017 surveys the more than 280 state-administered public pension plans, detailing their assets and liabilities. The unfunded liabilities (the amount by which the present value of liabilities …

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2016: Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities Near $5.6 Trillion image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2016: Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities Near $5.6 Trillion

    State public pension plans are now underfunded by nearly $5.6 trillion – an increase of almost $900 billion from State Budget Solutions’ (SBS) last comprehensive report in 2014.

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