Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should expand disclosure requirements for all funds spent on elections or ballot initiatives.
Policymakers should protect against deceptive or misleading political fundraising practices.
All voters should be able to cast an absentee ballot (known as no-excuse absentee voting or no-excuse vote-by-mail). Election officials should make absentee voting easy and convenient.
Elections should be administered in a transparent and nonpartisan manner. Poll workers should take training on best practices for ensuring nonpartisanship is upheld during elections.
Policymakers should establish rights and protections for customers who face possible termination of service.
Policymakers should prohibit fees for the disconnection or reconnection of customers. If fees are allowed, they should be based on actual utility costs.