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