Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)


Public Policy and Management


Pension funds, Maine retirement plans, Muskie School of Public Service, USM Aging Initiative, Economics, Policy


Maine has taken important steps in recent years to reduce indebtedness and adequately fund their Public Employee Pension System (MainePERS), and is well-positioned relative to other U.S. states. The challenge for the State is to continue financing MainePERS and existing UALs with the same commitment, diligence and prudence.



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