Pension Tax

A confluence of legislative, economic, budget and health care issues is threatening the future financial security of many retirees. On the next Insights, we'll discuss looming issues from the proposed pension tax to Medicare reimbursements to retirement benefits for public and private workers.  This isn’t just a topic for those in retirement; in fact, it’s baby boomers and future retirees who likely face the biggest threat to long-term financial security.

Join host Dan Boylan and a panel of experts to see how cost-cutting measures are shaping up at the legislature and how they might impact us down the road. Scheduled guests include: Dean Hirata, Deputy Director, State Department of Budget and Finance; Barbara Kim Stanton, Director, AARP Hawaii; Barbara Marumoto, State Representative, Minority Policy Leader; and Eldon Wegner, PhD, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, a community group advising Governor Abercrombie on seniors issues.

This conversation was recorded on April 21, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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