MD pension funds turn corner, but still in deep hole

By Barry Rascovar | Maryland Reporter

Good news from the Maryland state retirement agency: investment earnings over the past year ending June 30 rose a strong 14.37 percent.

Don’t get too excited: The agency is still digging out of a deep financial hole caused by the Great Recession, poor decisions by former governors and legislators and poor advice from the agency’s consultant.

The retirement fund’s health, though, is showing solid improvement.

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