States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
States should coordinate LTSS programs, policies, and budgets, whether in one state agency or across state agencies.
States should develop a comprehensive uniform assessment instrument to determine individual needs and develop a service plan.
Congress should make pre-dispute mandatory arbitration provisions in LTSS contracts unenforceable.