Comments on Montana House Bill 226 (2023)

In Politics by Michael Rae

Prepared for: House Committee on State Administration, Montana State House of Representatives

Chair Dooling and members of the committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to offer our analysis of House Bill 226 (HB226).

My name is Steven Gassenberger, and I serve as a senior policy analyst for the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation. Our team conducts quantitative public pension research and offers pro-bono technical assistance to officials and stakeholders aiming to improve pension resiliency and advance retirement security for public servants in a financially responsible way.

We received our first invitation to provide research and feedback to legislative members in 2019 and have