MinnPost Panel, April 7, 2017
In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Women’s Economic Security Act, directing the Minnesota Management and Budget to report on potential options for establishing a state-sponsored plan. The report was presented on March 24, 2017. On March 31, 2017, the Legislature introduced HF 2570 and SF 2303, the Minnesota Secure Choice Retirement Act to establish a public-private partnership model to provide a way for Minnesotans without access to employer-sponsored retirement savings plans to save for retirement.
On April 7, 2017, CRI’s Executive Director Angela Antonelli participated in a forum held in St. Paul, Minnesota, to discuss the retirement savings crisis in Minnesota and ways that a state-administered savings plan could help Minnesotans without access to employer-sponsored retirement savings plans. Also featured were: Doug Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Emily Piper, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services; and Teresa Rasmussen, President, Thrivent Financial. A video of the event may be viewed here.