The Times chart is based on a Pew Center on the States' report, which notes:
Some states are doing a far better job than others of managing this bill coming due. States such as Florida, Idaho, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin all entered the current recession with fully funded pensions.The Pew report rates Wisconsin a "solid performer" (its top rating) in managing its pension and non-pension obligations.
Isn't it time, Gov. Walker, to drop the pretense and negotiate?