The Wonk Salon, October 18-19, 2011


Dealing with Diversity in Virginia
Center for American Progress
Think tank sponsors roundtable discussion about increasing ethnic diversity in Northern Virginia.

Government Workers Are Almost as Unprepared for Retirement as the Rest of Us
Center for Retirement Research
Thanks to generous pension benefits, state and local government workers tend to be less unprepared financially for retirement than other Americans but, on average, they still fall short.

Saving the Unemployment Insurance Funds
Tax Foundation
Thirty-four states have borrowed a total of $37 billion from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits. States must begin paying interest on their balances in 2011. Good luck with that.

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