November 22, 2017

California Stories

Lou Cannon: In Spite of Positive Reforms, Many State Pensions Funds in Precarious Position (Noozhawk)
https://www.noozhawk.com/article/lou_cannon_positive_reforms_but_many_state_pensions_funds_trouble_20171121

 

National Stories

New Report Claims Pension Crisis A Myth (Value Walk)
http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/ncpers-pension-crisis-myth/

Public Pensions Have Been Able to Pay Promised Benefits (Plan Sponsor)
https://www.plansponsor.com/public-pensions-able-pay-promised-benefits/

Should Failing Private Pension Funds Get a Federal Bailout? (The Fiscal Times)
https://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/11/21/Should-Failing-Private-Pension-Funds-Get-Federal-Bailout

 

Who’s looking out for the taxpayers? (Bluffton Today (S.C.)
http://www.blufftontoday.com/opinion/2017-11-21/who-s-looking-out-taxpayers

Giving thanks for great public school teachers — and other endangered species. (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article185873213.html

Letter: Public pensions (Post & Courier)
http://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-public-pensions/article_35ac43e2-ce13-11e7-b34a-3b34c0c5ffee.html

 

November 20, 2017

California Stories

 

CalPERS shelves rate increase opposed by cities (Calpensions)
https://calpensions.com/2017/11/20/calpers-shelves-rate-increase-opposed-by-cities/

Greenhut: Losing your pension? CalPERS wants to shift blame to cities (Long Beach Press Telegram)
http://www.presstelegram.com/2017/11/17/losing-your-pension-calpers-wants-to-shift-blame-to-cities/

$112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL (Manteca Bulletin)
http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/38/article/147973/

‘Pension millionaires’ focus distorts benefits picture, retired probation officer says (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/suisun-city/pension-millionaires-focus-distorts-benefits-picture-retired-probation-officer-says/

How to figure out the right time for retirement (LA Times)
http://beta.latimes.com/business/la-fi-montalk-20171119-story.html

County supervisors recognize public employees and talk retirement funding (Plumas County News)
http://www.plumasnews.com/county-supervisors-recognize-public-employees-talk-retirement-funding/

 

National Stories

NCPERS: Trying to close or freeze underfunded pension plans is misguided (Pensions & Investments)
http://www.pionline.com/article/20171117/ONLINE/171119863/ncpers-trying-to-close-or-freeze-underfunded-pension-plans-is-misguided

Report: Public Pension Plans Consistently Meet Obligations (Chief Investment Officer)
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/report-public-pension-plans-consistently-meet-obligations/

US Rep. Richard Neal, Democrats push bill to ensure retired workers get their full pensions (Mass Live)
http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/11/us_rep_richard_neal_democrats_2.html

Louisiana Spotlight: Retirement debt a hidden cost in budget debate (The Advocate)
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_77f627b6-cbd1-11e7-bf30-a3c24f078e81.html

Republican lawmaker: Why I’m rooting for Murphy to succeed | Opinion (NJ.com)
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/republican_assemblyman_heres_why_im_rooting_for_mu.html

OPINION: Support Kentucky pension reform, and teach students investment basics (The Lane Report)
https://www.lanereport.com/83850/2017/11/opinion-support-kentucky-pension-reform-and-teach-students-investment-basics/

City officials mull options to pay for PERS jump (The Argus Observer (Ore.)
http://www.argusobserver.com/news/city-officials-mull-options-to-pay-for-pers-jump/article_6456fcce-ccd7-11e7-adfc-c7e2d99b7e98.html

 

November 17, 2017

California Stories

Open Reporting: Help us explore how pension costs are hitting schools (Cal Matters)
https://calmatters.org/articles/open-reporting-help-us-explore-pension-costs-hitting-schools/

CALPERS SAYS NO TO ADDING LEVERAGE (Top 100 Funds)
https://www.top1000funds.com/analysis/2017/11/17/calpers-says-no-to-adding-leverage/

National Stories

NCPERS Analysis Shows Public Pension Plans Consistently Meet Obligations
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171116006273/en/NCPERS-Analysis-Shows-Public-Pension-Plans-Consistently

Lawmaker says ‘votes aren’t there’ in the House for pension reform (Richmond Register)http://www.richmondregister.com/news/lawmaker-says-votes-aren-t-there-in-the-house-for/article_d5759ac0-cb1d-11e7-a0d9-b3b6992038be.html

Fossil Fuels’ Fishy New Friends (Bloomberg)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-16/fossil-fuels-fishy-new-friends

Colorado’s credit rating could tumble if PERA finances don’t improve, agency says (Denver Post)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/16/colorado-credit-rating-could-tumble-pera/

SC pension reform: Who’s looking out for the taxpayers? (The Island Packet)
http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/op-ed/article185168863.html

Pittsburgh no longer ‘financially distressed,’ according to state oversight team (Trib Live)
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12959772-74/pittsburgh-no-longer-financially-distressed-according-to-state-oversight-team

New Jersey Public Unions, Ascendant (City Journal)
https://www.city-journal.org/html/new-jersey-public-unions-ascendant-15568.html

Care New England CFO: Memorial Hospital Employees’ Pension Secure (Rhode Island Public Radio)
http://ripr.org/post/care-new-england-cfo-memorial-hospital-employees-pension-secure#stream/0

Labor and activists celebrate pushback against constitutional convention (New York Amsterdam News)
http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/nov/16/labor-and-activists-celebrate-pushback-against-con/

RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: CASH BALANCE PLANS ARE A SOLID OPTION FOR PENSION REFORM (Heartland Institute)
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/research–commentary-cash-balance-plans-are-a-solid-option-for-pension-reform

 

November 16, 2017

California Stories

Once modest government benefits produce ‘pension millionaires,’ taxpayers told (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/once-modest-government-benefits-produce-pension-millionaires-taxpayers-told/

CalPERS Stakeholders Argue for Status Quo (Chief Investment Officer)
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/calpers-stakeholders-argue-status-quo/

Lodi’s Schwabauer, other city managers tackle pension crisis (Lodi News-Sentinel)
http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_e815380a-ca39-11e7-9166-1f4ddc7c0ff2.html

National Stories

South Carolina government going to 401(k) not likely to increase recruiting pool, expert says (Post and Courier)
http://www.postandcourier.com/politics/south-carolina-government-going-to-k-not-likely-to-increase/article_596b273a-ca17-11e7-9688-c3fa6421cc40.html

Pension counterproposal needs to be considered (The Richmond Register)
http://www.richmondregister.com/opinion/pension-counterproposal-needs-to-be-considered/article_f316df46-ca49-11e7-abdc-d34908a0a1b4.html

November 14, 2017

California Stories

Opinion: How did CalPERS dig a $153 billion pension hole? (San Jose Mercury News)
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/13/opinion-how-did-calpers-dig-a-153-billion-pension-hole/

CalPERS wants broke cities to deliver bad news to out-of-luck pensioners (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article184235683.html

CalPERS considers upping fixed-income investment, lowering volatility (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-calpers-investments/calpers-considers-upping-fixed-income-investment-lowering-volatility-idUSKBN1DD2PL

Calpers considers more than doubling bond allocation to 44% (Benefits Pro)
http://www.benefitspro.com/2017/11/13/calpers-considers-more-than-doubling-bond-allocati

One of the World’s Biggest Funds Is Slashing Its Exposure to Stocks (Bloomberg)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-13/calpers-considers-more-than-doubling-bond-allocation-to-44

CalPERS Mulls Fixed-Income Future (Chief Investment Officer)
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/calpers-mulls-fixed-income-future/

Op-ed: Private equity isn’t a good investment for CalPERS (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article183972036.html

 

National Stories

Kentucky’s public pension debt grew by more than $5 billion last year (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article184323228.html

Bevin insists ‘the votes are still there’ for his pension reform plan (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article184364703.html

Bevin withholds analysis of how much his pension plan would cost taxpayers (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article184336248.html

Lake Havasu City (Ariz.) to mull borrowing to pay down pension debt (AP)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article184322663.html

N0vember 13, 2017

California Stories

Borenstein: End CalPERS’ reckless pension debt repayment plans (San Jose Mercury News)
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/10/borenstein-end-calpers-reckless-pension-debt-repayment-plans/

Op-ed: Out-of-control pension costs could doom local governments across California (SLO Tribune)
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/andrea-seastrand/article184019881.html

The ailing state unemployment insurance fund (San Francisco Chronicle)
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/The-ailing-state-unemployment-insurance-fund-12345564.php

Another Voice: Mendocino County officials hid pension increases from the people (Ukiah Daily Journal)
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/general-news/20171112/another-voice-mendocino-county-officials-hid-pension-increases-from-the-people

Hostile workplace claims from 2006 dog CalPERS candidate (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article184007361.html

National Stories

GOP tax reform a mix of good and bad so far (Pensions & Investments)
http://www.pionline.com/article/20171113/PRINT/171119968/gop-tax-reform-a-mix-of-good-and-bad-so-far

Defined benefit pension plans help retain teacher talent (Benefits News)
https://www.benefitnews.com/news/defined-benefit-pension-plans-help-retain-teacher-talent

The Constitution can’t protect underfunded public pensions (New York Post)
http://nypost.com/2017/11/12/the-constitution-cant-protect-underfunded-public-pensions/

Appeals court rules against Milwaukee County in retirement dispute with more than 600 workers (Journal Sentinel)
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2017/11/09/appeals-court-rules-against-milwaukee-county-retirement-dispute-more-than-600-workers/844467001/

EDITORIAL: Virginia’s pension plan still short $20.7 billion (Fredickburg.com)
http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-virginia-s-pension-plan-still-short-billion/article_20c69b37-78b1-5737-aca1-701ff5cbe423.html

Letter: It’s always the fault of the NJEA? (North Jersey)
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/11/10/letter-its-always-fault-njea/849824001/

Analysis: Mississippi budget practices receive mixed grades (AP)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article183971056.html

Cynical Bill Shows Why Public-Sector Abuses Are Rampant (Reason)
http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/10/cynical-bill-shows-why-public-sector-abu

East Point’s pension plan largest in city’s history (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
http://www.ajc.com/news/local/east-point-pension-plan-largest-city-history/4NnUj1EUJBKtUfySEJCNuJ/

Connecticut’s Budget Fails to Solve Its Long-Term Problems (National Review)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453555/connecticut-budget-fails-solve-long-term-problems

How Cyber-Thieves Stole From Iowa Pension Accounts (Governing)
http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gt-iowa-pension-cybersecurity-hack.html

November 9, 2017

California Stories

OPINION California needs to tackle its pension problems for the good of Orange County cities (OC Register)
http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/08/california-needs-to-tackle-its-pension-problems-for-the-good-of-orange-county-cities/

CalPERS Retirees Targeted In Telephone Scam (The Independent)
http://www.independentnews.com/news/calpers-retirees-targeted-in-telephone-scam/article_03f1fc60-c4f0-11e7-a630-57e045d89ad9.html

Meketa says CalPERS’ new private equity structure misses opportunities, produces challenges (Pensions & Investments)
http://www.pionline.com/article/20171108/ONLINE/171109862/meketa-says-calpers-new-private-equity-structure-misses-opportunities-produces-challenges

National Stories

States’ Financial Practices Get Graded (Governing)
http://www.governing.com/topics/finance/gov-states-financial-practices-get-graded.html

Hoover Scandal Disrupts Pension Debate (WEKU)
http://weku.fm/post/hoover-scandal-disrupts-pension-debate

OP-ED Nothing new, and nothing good, in Bevin’s attacks on public employees, pensioners (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article183529846.html

Pension forfeit measure would help fight corruption, experts say (Newsday)
https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/pension-corruption-amendment-1.14852760

Letters: Charters threaten retirement system (The Advocate)
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/letters/article_16c5f8e2-c4ae-11e7-8fe8-b33af04e1018.html

Unions flexed muscle in defeat of Con Con (Niagara Gazette)
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/unions-flexed-muscle-in-defeat-of-con-con/article_b6d28520-ba01-5eec-8d7e-adfe02970b07.html

November 8, 2017

California Stories

Lou Paulson: False Platitudes (Fox & Hounds)
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/11/false-platitudes/

National Stories

U.S. Public Pensions Returned 3.5% Last Quarter (Bloomberg)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-07/u-s-public-pensions-gain-3-5-percent-in-quarter-as-stocks-rise

New York voters nix constitutional convention, vote to reform pensions (Buffalo News)
http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/07/ny-voters-nix-constitutional-convention-vote-to-reform-pensions/

Education groups unveil alternative pension plan (The Daily Independent)
http://www.dailyindependent.com/kentucky/news/education-groups-unveil-alternative-pension-plan/article_ab6921d8-cf77-5075-900a-babb2eed05c4.html

OPINION: Pensions and pension reform (The Lane Report)
http://www.lanereport.com/83408/2017/11/opinion-pensions-and-pension-reform/

Editorial: Phil Murphy: Fight for us, not with us (North Jersey)
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/11/07/editorial-phil-murphy-fight-us-not-us/841690001/

Pension? Not for Corrupt Lawmakers Anymore in New York. (Governing)
http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-election-2017-new-york-pensions-forfeiture.html

South Carolina’s underfunded pensions report large investment gains during the past year (Post and Courier)
http://www.postandcourier.com/news/south-carolina-s-underfunded-pensions-report-large-investment-gains-during/article_0d25d7d0-c0ad-11e7-a500-f7f247e2a53d.html

Hickenlooper right to shield taxpayers from cost of PERA (Denver Post)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/07/hickenlooper-right-to-shield-taxpayers-from-cost-of-pera/

November 7, 2017

California Stories

San Benito County’s 100K Club (Benito Link)
https://benitolink.com/news/san-benito-countys-100k-club

National Stories

Kentucky pension bill stalls as key Republican faces sexual harassment claims (The Hill)
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/359004-kentucky-pension-bill-stalls-as-key-republican-faces-sexual-harassment

Bevin did the right thing on sexual harassment, Hoover. Now what, GOP? (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article182939561.html

Kentucky pension reform: Teachers unveil alternative proposal (Courier Journal)
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/education/2017/11/06/kentucky-pension-reform-teachers-groups-offer-alternative-plan/835482001/

Private meeting of Kentucky House on pensions was illegal, attorney general says (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article182990286.html

Education groups unveil alternative pension plan (Richmond Register)
http://www.richmondregister.com/news/education-groups-unveil-alternative-pension-plan/article_42aae15a-c357-11e7-b74d-87651c899c6c.html

Oregon task force identifies measures to reduce unfunded pension liabilities by about $5 billion (Pensions & Investments)
http://www.pionline.com/article/20171106/ONLINE/171109918/oregon-task-force-identifies-measures-to-reduce-unfunded-pension-liabilities-by-about-5-billion

Neither Major Party Gubernatorial Candidate Has a Serious Plan to Fix New Jersey’s Pension Crisis (Reason)
http://reason.com/blog/2017/11/06/neither-major-party-gubernatorial-candid

Cyber-thieves used ‘pretty clever’ tactic to steal IPERS’ pension benefits (Des Moines Register)
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/06/ipers-hack-cyber-thieves-used-pretty-clever-tactic-steal-pension-benefit/837010001/

November 5, 2017

California Stories

Can CalPERS Divestment Make A Difference In Controversial Projects? (Capital Public Radio)
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/11/02/can-calpers-divestment-make-a-difference-in-controversial-projects/

OPINION Daly’s cynical bill shows why public-sector abuses are rampant (OC Register)
http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/05/dalys-cynical-bill-shows-why-public-sector-abuses-are-rampant/

Could CalSTRS reserve pay down pension debt? (Calpensions)
https://calpensions.com/2017/11/06/could-calstrs-reserve-pay-down-pension-debt/

Political Road Map: Trump and gun investments spark debate for California pension funds (LA Times)
http://beta.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-road-map-pension-investments-social-change-20171105-story.html

Redding to grand jury: pension deadlines ‘not reasonable’ (Redding Record Searchlight)
http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/11/05/redding-grand-jury-pension-deadlines-not-reasonable/831026001/

 

National Stories

OP-ED Asinine, criminal pension proposal is not keeping a promise (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article182566696.html

Some fear pension plan could hurt retention, hiring (Messenger Inquirer)
http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/some-officials-express-concern-pension-reform-plan-could-have-on/article_6d9b2453-b5e8-5f27-94c0-2e4e710d2402.html

Letter to the Editor: ‘How a 401K Plan Saved My Retirement’ (Surf KY News)
http://www.surfky.com/index.php/ohio/179-news/kentucky/124166-letter-to-the-editor-how-a-401k-plan-saved-my-retirement

What you should know about proposal to strip pensions from corrupt NY officials (Auburn Pub)
http://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/what-you-should-know-about-proposal-to-strip-pensions-from/article_a0af5f5c-217f-58da-a083-bf5376b20fe7.html

Retired public workers should get what state promised (Central Maine)
http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/11/05/retired-public-workers-should-get-what-state-promised/

November 3, 2017

California Stories

New scam targets CalPERS retirees (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article182386441.html

LAUSD backs off proposal to cut health care and is now set to guarantee benefits at current levels for three more years (LA School Report)
http://laschoolreport.com/lausd-backs-off-proposal-to-cut-health-care-and-is-now-set-to-guarantee-benefits-at-current-levels-for-three-more-years/

Brother of Las Vegas shooting victim Jennifer Irvine urges educator-only pension to divest in guns (ABC 10 News)
http://www.10news.com/news/brother-of-las-vegas-shooting-victim-jennifer-irvine-urges-educator-only-pension-to-divest-in-guns

Calif. retirement system to review holdings after Las Vegas shooting (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/calif-retirement-system-to-review-holdings-after-las-vegas-shooting/

 

National Stories

Kentucky pension reform bill may go through some changes (WLKY)
http://www.wlky.com/article/pension-reform-bill-may-go-through-some-changes/13144228

Kentucky lawmakers present pension bill to skeptical audience (News-Graphic)
http://www.news-graphic.com/news/lawmakers-present-pension-bill-to-skeptical-audience/article_0503bca8-bf35-11e7-9ecc-e351d63da4a2.html

Negotiations on Dallas teachers deal focused on health care (The Dallas Post)
http://www.mydallaspost.com/news/30135/negotiations-on-dallas-teachers-deal-focused-on-health-care

EDITORIAL Another PERS task force (Eugene Register Guard)
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/36110816-78/another-pers-task-force.html.csp

Would these convicted NY officials have lost pensions under proposed law? (Syracuse.com)
http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/11/would_these_convicted_ny_officials_have_lost_pensions_under_proposed_law.html

Pension payments stolen from Iowa public employee retirees’ accounts (KWQC)
http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Pension-payments-stolen-from-Iowa-public-employee-retirees-accounts-454657203.html

NJ’S HEFTY UNFUNDED LIABILITIES MATTER OF CONCERN TO OUTSIDE ANALYSIS (NJ Spotlight)
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/11/02/nj-s-hefty-unfunded-liabilities-matter-of-concern-to-outside-analysis/

November 2, 2017

Pensions in the News: Media Clips for November 2, 2017

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California Stories

Who Pays? The CalPERS Pension Buck Identifies the Income Sources of Public Employee Pensions (CalPERS)
https://www.calpers.ca.gov/page/newsroom/for-the-record/2017/pension-buck

Brother of Las Vegas victim wants California pension funds to divest from gun sellers (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article182142846.html

California’s teachers pension fund will consider divesting from gun retailers following mass shootings (LA Times)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-teachers-pension-gun-retailers-1509561406-htmlstory.html

In good times and in bad, California’s pension fund managers win fat bonuses (R Street)
http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/in-good-times-and-in-bad-californias-pension-fund-managers-win-fat-bonuses/

 

National Stories

The Legalities of Pension Reform: How Do You Get There from Here? (Washington Post)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/11/02/the-legalities-of-pension-reform-how-do-you-get-there-from-here/?utm_term=.5238bb05fc3e

Pensions Aren’t Just A Kentucky Problem. Here’s What Other States Have Done (WFPL)
http://wfpl.org/pensions-arent-just-kentucky-problem-heres-states-done/

Guest column: Pension proposal ‘Cuts the Promise’ (The Gleaner)
http://www.thegleaner.com/story/opinion/2017/11/01/guest-column-pension-proposal-cuts-promise/815832001/

Bevin touts pension fix in Owensboro (Messenger-Inquirer)
http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/bevin-touts-pension-fix-in-owensboro/article_dd170c07-5448-51ba-9df4-c163732087d0.html

Here Are Some Ways Oregon Could Raise $5 Billion To Shrink Pension Debt (NW News Network)
http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/here-are-some-ways-oregon-could-raise-5-billion-shrink-pension-debt

Michael Scribner: Stop messing with public employees’ pensions (Topeka Capital-Journal)
http://cjonline.com/opinion/columns/2017-11-01/michael-scribner-stop-messing-public-employees-pensions

Education, pensions top priorities in Colorado guv’s budget (AP)
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/education-pensions-top-priorities-in-colorado-guvs-budget/

Task force recommends how to cut Oregon’s pension deficit (AP)
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/task-force-recommends-how-to-cut-oregons-pension-deficit/

FIXING THE PENSION SYSTEM FOR TEACHERS AND TAXPAYERS (NJ Spotlight)
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/11/01/fixing-the-pension-system-for-teachers-and-taxpayers/

October 31, 2017

California Stories

CalSTRS is handing out big bonuses after a banner year (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article181382871.html

David Crane: Ugly Political Hypocrisy – Something is Rotten in Sacramento (City Watch LA)
http://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/los-angeles-for-rss/14268-ugly-political-hypocrisy-something-is-rotten-in-sacramento

Port Hueneme police union sues city over contract dispute (Ventura County Star)
http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/port-hueneme/2017/10/30/port-hueneme-police-union-sues-city-over-contract-dispute/808533001/

Opinion: Readers worry about City of Madera finances (The Madera Tribune)
http://www.maderatribune.com/single-post/2017/10/30/Readers-worry-about-city-finances

Seven-month Spectrum strike in New York and New Jersey highlights assault on pensions (World Socialist Web Site)
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/10/30/spec-o30.html

National Stories

Kentucky governor traveling state to pitch pension plan (AP)
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Kentucky-governor-traveling-state-to-pitch-12317702.php

State workers: Your NC pension is in good shape. Your future health care is another story. (The News & Observer)
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article181704926.html

Lawmaker on pension reform bill: ‘This isn’t a slam dunk’ (Kentucky Today)
http://kentuckytoday.com/stories/lawmaker-on-pension-bill-this-isnt-a-slam-dunk,9980

Clash over pensions mars constitutional convention debate (Crain’s New York Business)
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171031/politics/171029893/clash-over-pensions-mars-constitutional-convention-debate

Ohio Police & Fire Pension Cuts Assumed Rate of Return to 8% (Chief Investment Officer)
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/ohio-police-fire-pension-cuts-assumed-rate-return-8/

‘You should be outraged,’ Cardin says of federal pay and benefits proposals (Federal News Radio)
https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/10/you-should-be-outraged-cardin-says-of-federal-pay-and-benefits-proposals/

October 30, 2017

California Stories

Editorial: Washington’s tax plan unfair to Californians (San Francisco Chronicle)
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Washington-s-tax-plan-unfair-to-12313006.php

EDITORIAL When Trump talks big tax cuts, California’s middle class should check its wallets (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article181156091.html

CalPERS faces another decision on employer rates (Calpensions)
https://calpensions.com/2017/10/30/calpers-faces-another-decision-on-employer-rates/

Are Public Sector Workers Bankrupting California? (National Monitor)
http://natmonitor.com/2017/10/26/are-public-sector-workers-bankrupting-california/

IMPENDING PENSION CRISIS HAS CALIFORNIA LOOKING A LITTLE LESS GOLDEN (Liberty Nation)
https://www.libertynation.com/impending-pension-crisis-california-looking-little-less-golden/

Pensions pack punch for school district budgets, superintendent says (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/pensions-pack-punch-for-school-district-budgets-superintendent-says/

National Stories

Survey: Workers Approve of State-Sponsored Auto-IRA Plans
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171026006251/en/Survey-Workers-Approve-State-Sponsored-Auto-IRA-Plans

Pension Reform: The Fiscal Crisis No One Wants to Talk About (Harvard Political Review)
http://harvardpolitics.com/united-states/pension-reform-the-fiscal-crisis-no-one-wants-to-talk-about/

NIRS Encourages Continued Use of Pensions for Teachers (Plan Sponsor)
https://www.plansponsor.com/nirs-encourages-continued-use-pensions-teachers/

Kentucky pension reform: Massive bill released for lawmakers’ scrutiny (Courier Journal)
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/28/kentucky-pension-reform-reform-bill-released/808255001/

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Pension Proposal Is Out. Here’s How It Will Affect Kentuckians (WFPL)
https://wfpl.org/gov-matt-bevins-pension-proposal-is-out-heres-how-it-will-affect-kentuckians/

OP-ED There’s a better solution on pensions (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article181348866.html

OP-ED Scott County superintendent says pension liability won’t go away with Bevin’s plan (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article181386881.html

Former KRS manager likes Bevin’s pension plan (State Journal)
http://www.state-journal.com/2017/10/26/guest-column-10/

Kentucky pension reform: Why are people angry and other questions about Bevin’s plan (Courier Journal)
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/27/kentucky-pension-reform-people-angry-question-answer-bevin/806020001/

Opinion | Is Kentucky pension reform a race to the bottom or the top? (Courier Journal)
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/10/26/pension-reform-bevin-problems-suggestions/795754001/

Election guide 2017: Where the candidates stand on public worker pensions (NJ.com)
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/10/your_next_governors_pension_plan.html

Editorial: Misconduct won’t affect some public pensions (NJ.com)
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/10/27/editorial-misconduct-wont-affect-some-public-pensions/807691001/

Public service agencies see potential in task force recommendations on future of OPEB benefits (Michigan Peninsula News)
https://michiganpeninsulanews.com/policy/6236-public-service-agencies-see-potential-task-force-recommendations-future-opeb-benefits/

Vigilance required for public pensions to reach full funding (The Maui News)
http://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2017/10/vigilance-required-for-public-pensions-to-reach-full-funding/

October 26, 2017

California Stories

On Politics: Road maps to pension reform (Sierra Sun)
http://www.sierrasun.com/news/opinion/on-politics-road-maps-to-pension-reform/

National Stories

Top House tax writer won’t rule out changes to 401(k) plans (AP)
http://www.recorder.com/Top-House-tax-writer-won-t-rule-out-changes-to-401%28k%29-plans-13333253

Private Equity’s Biggest Backers Are Tired of the Fees (Bloomberg)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-10-26/private-equity-s-biggest-backers-are-tired-of-the-fees

OP-ED Kentucky would lose years of education gains if legislature heaps retirement costs onto teachers, local districts (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article180782071.html

KY teachers, firefighters, officers seek promised pensions (Local 12)
http://local12.com/news/local/ky-teachers-firefighters-officers-seek-promised-pensions

Senate president addresses what he calls ‘misinformation’ about pension plan (WKYT)
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Senate-president-addresses-what-he-call-misconceptions-about-pension-plan-453062373.html

Myth-busting the pension debate (The Lane Report (Ken.)
http://www.lanereport.com/82885/2017/10/myth-busting-the-pension-debate/

 

October 25, 2017

California Stories

David Crane: While LA Sleeps (Fox & Hounds)
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/10/while-la-sleeps/

OPINION The Inland Empire’s pension problem (Riverside Press Enterprise)
http://www.pe.com/2017/10/24/the-inland-empires-pension-problem/

State’s public pension spending crowds out services (Daily Journal)
https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/344423-state-s-public-pension-spending-crowds-out-services

Dick Spotswood: Affordable housing could be lost in Strawberry (Marin Independent Journal)
http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20171024/LOCAL1/171029898

 

National Stories

No, 401(k)s Aren’t a ‘Great and Popular Middle Class Tax Break’ (The Atlantic)
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/10/trump-401ks-retirement-savings/543822/

Tennessee pension gains 11.4 percent, beats target after 2 years of weak returns (The Tennesseean)
http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/10/24/tennessee-pension-gains-after-shortfalls/751742001/

 

Lexington Comprehensive Plan Discussion Includes State Pension Reforms (Western Kentucky Public Radio)
http://weku.fm/post/lexington-comprehensive-plan-discussion-includes-state-pension-reforms

Our View: Pension liabilities are a state, not federal, problem to address (The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171024/our-view-pension-liabilities-are-state-not-federal-problem-to-address

October 24, 2017

California Stories

‘Everything is at stake:’ California unions brace for a Supreme Court loss (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article180426706.html

California’s Six-Figure Pension Club Has 62,000 Members (Reason)
http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/23/californias-six-figure-pension-club-2016

Chico improving technology, creating CalPERS reserve with $1 million (Chico Enterprise Record)
http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20171023/chico-improving-technology-creating-calpers-reserve-with-1-million

Madera City Council ponders predictions of financial deficit (Madera Tribune)
http://www.maderatribune.com/single-post/2017/10/21/Madera-City-Council-ponders-predictions-of-financial-deficit

National Stories

GOP pension plan will ‘devastate public education in Kentucky,’ teachers group says (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article180442561.html

Educators voice concerns over pension proposal (Glasgow Daily Times (Ken.)
http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/educators-voice-concerns-over-pension-proposal/article_e846c55a-b84b-11e7-848d-6b0a44c6387a.html

Gov. Kate Brown Makes It Official: State Senators Devlin and Ferroli Will Get Fivefold Pay Increase and Big Pension Boost (Willamette Week)
http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/10/23/gov-kate-brown-makes-it-official-state-senators-devlin-and-ferroli-will-get-fivefold-pay-increase-and-bigger-pensions/

October 23, 2017

California Stories

Riverside County’s pension costs could rise $303.4 million by 2023 (Riverside Press Enterprise)
http://www.pe.com/2017/10/20/riverside-countys-pension-costs-could-rise-303-4-million-by-2023/

National Stories

A Week About Saving…But Are We? (Huffington Post)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-week-about-savingbut-are-we_us_59ea0f16e4b032f98fa30d16

Top pension plan may change to 401(k)-style plan (CalPensions)
https://calpensions.com/2017/10/23/top-pension-plan-may-change-to-401k-style-plan/

Kentucky taxpayers should question GOP pension plan. Here’s why. (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article180001851.html

A student’s guide to the pension crisis (Kentucky Kernel)
http://www.kykernel.com/news/a-student-s-guide-to-the-pension-crisis/article_0960c000-b5ff-11e7-981b-cfaa47be1df1.html

OPINION: Kentucky Pension Plan Keeps Promises (Western Kentucky Star)
http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Western-Kentucky/OPINION-Kentucky-Pension-Plan-Keeps-Promises.aspx

Rauner looks to Washington for the power to change pension benefits (Journal Star)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171022/rauner-looks-to-washington-for-power-to-change-pension-benefits

EDITORIAL Emanuel’s challenges are far from over (Crain’s Chicago Business)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171020/ISSUE07/171029974/emanuels-2018-budget-bolsters-chicago-finances-with-few-tax-increases

Cannabis Taxes Save Government Pensions and Schools (Chicago Now)
http://www.chicagonow.com/cannabis-green-rush/2017/10/cannabis-taxes-save-government-pensions-and-schools/

GOVERNOR’S RACE 2017: PROPERTY TAXES, PENSION SYSTEM, ECONOMIC GROWTH (NJ Spotlight)
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/10/23/governor-s-race-2017-property-taxes-pension-system-economic-growth/

OP-ED: PENSIONS, POLITICS, AND THE NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NJ Spotlight)
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/10/23/op-ed-pensions-politics-and-the-new-jersey-education-association/

Virginia budget will need extra $491.8 million to fund K-12 costs (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/virginia-budget-will-need-extra-million-to-fund-k-/article_e82d5c46-828a-5578-9423-30c88ccd90c1.html

October 20, 2017

California Stories

Coffee and Conversation with Mayor Velasco a spirited success (Gilroy Dispatch)
http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/coffee-and-conversation-with-mayor-velasco-a-spirited-success/article_2f9523ae-b502-11e7-99b8-fb096a9c0f32.html

Letters: Janus vs. ASFCME + Pension costs + Anthem debate + Abuse of power (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article179717436.html

National Stories

Your pension fund could be invested in tech (Marketplace)
https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/19/tech/how-venture-capital-gets-funding

Bevin: Bill will keep pensions for current workers (Messenger-Inquirer)
http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/bevin-bill-will-keep-pensions-for-current-workers/article_943e404d-1623-5a93-9551-e46a8c379023.html

Why Maine should support a constitutional amendment to stabilize public employee pensions (Bangor Daily News)
https://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/19/opinion/why-maine-should-support-a-constitutional-amendment-to-stabilize-public-employee-pensions/

Despite strong markets, state pension fund still short $5 billion (Santa Fe New Mexican)
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/despite-strong-markets-state-pension-fund-still-short-billion/article_a70fadef-ecbb-5101-a39b-c6b71bfc870c.html

SWEENEY: Quarterly pension payments good for taxpayers (App (NJ)
http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/10/19/nj-public-pensions-quarterly-payments-steve-sweeney/106805824/

Answers to Your Biggest Questions For the Next NJ Governor (WNYC)
http://www.wnyc.org/story/here-are-answers-your-new-jersey-governors-race-faqs/

Nevada will lower assumption for public pension plans (Las Vegas Review Journal)
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/nevada-will-lower-assumption-for-public-pension-plans/

October 19, 2017

California Stories

Democrats Helping a Public Pension Foe (Fox & Hounds)
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/10/democrats-helping-a-public-pension-foe/

National Stories

State pension funds continue to fall behind. Here’s how much you owe (CNBC)
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/18/state-pension-funds-continue-to-fall-behind-heres-how-much-you-owe.html

Kentucky pension crisis: Bevin proposal would move workers to 401(k)-like plans (Courier Journal)
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/18/kentucky-pension-crisis-bevin-reform-plan-doesnt-raise-retirement-ages-avoids-clawbacks/693726001/

Kentucky pension crisis: Here are 10 quick takeaways from Gov. Matt Bevin’s reform plan (Courier Journal)
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-legislature/2017/10/18/kentucky-pension-crisis-matt-bevin-reform-plan-details/773474001/

Highlights of Governor, Republican Plan to Address Kentucky Pensions (The River City News)
http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2017/10/18/highlights-governor-republican-plan-address-kentucky-pensions

Board votes to cut Ohio public employee pension benefits (Columbus Dispatch)
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171018/board-votes-to-cut-ohio-public-employee-pension-benefits

Guadagno and Murphy resume attacks in last debate before governor’s election (North Jersey)
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/governor/2017/10/18/guadagno-and-murphy-resume-attacks-last-debate-before-governors-election/777101001/

Stile: NJ governor candidates prefer soundbites to substance while problems loom (North Jersey)
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/charles-stile/2017/10/19/stile-nj-governor-candidates-prefer-soundbites-substance-while-problems-loom/776586001/

 

October 18, 2017

California Stories

OPINION Pension debt will force cuts to government services (OC Register)
http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/17/pension-debt-will-force-cuts-to-government-services/

Whoa! Riverside County has almost $3 billion of unfunded pensions (My News LA)
https://mynewsla.com/government/2017/10/17/whoa-riverside-county-has-almost-3-billion-of-unfunded-pensions/

Marin County pension contributions to rise (Marin Independent Journal)
http://www.marinij.com/government-and-politics/20171017/marin-county-pension-contributions-to-rise

Palo Alto tries to get a grip on pension problem (Palo Alto Online)
https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/10/18/palo-alto-tries-to-get-a-grip-on-pension-problem

National Stories

As NJEA continues fight with Sweeney, AFT gives endorsement (NJTV)
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/njea-continues-fight-sweeney-aft-gives-endorsement/

Specter of Corporate Exodus Leaves Connecticut Budget in Crisis (Bloomberg)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/specter-of-corporate-exodus-leaves-connecticut-budget-in-crisis

Nevada retirement system to consider rare change (Las Vegas Review Journal)
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/nevada-retirement-system-to-consider-rare-change/

Will pension reforms make it into next state budget? (Journal Inquirer (Conn.)
http://www.journalinquirer.com/public/will-pension-reforms-make-it-into-next-state-budget/article_348ec2ea-b339-11e7-b601-6f85e343b022.html

 

October 17, 2017

California Stories

Manteca general fund has no debt (Manteca Bulletin)
http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/147161/

National Stories

Report says Kentucky’s proposed pension ‘reforms’ could make everything worse (Lexington Herald Leader)

http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article179147066.html

Where’s the moral leadership in Kentucky’s fiscal crisis? (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article179129371.html

The definition of insanity and Kentucky’s pension crisis (The State Journal)
http://www.state-journal.com/2017/10/16/the-definition-of-insanity-and-kentuckys-pension-crisis/

Public Employees Plead with Ken. Governor to Leave Pensions Alone (Public News Service)
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-17/education/public-employees-plead-with-governor-to-leave-pensions-alone/a59872-1

Editorial: Is GOP saddling a stalking horse on pensions? (The Morehead News (Ken.)
http://www.themoreheadnews.com/opinion/editorial-is-gop-saddling-a-stalking-horse-on-pensions/article_59fe44d6-b2b9-11e7-93a1-5b87a44aa1aa.html

NJ Election: Increase sales tax to end state budget woes? (App)
http://www.app.com/story/news/politics/monmouth-county/2017/10/17/nj-election-district-13-giaimo-didato-handlin-dimaso/769334001/

‘Bare bones’ from Malloy (Hartford Journal Inquirer)
http://www.journalinquirer.com/public/bare-bones-from-malloy/article_0b767b36-b27c-11e7-b0f7-7f45cf1b5ba2.html

PERA officials talk about pension changes (The Daily Sentinel (Colo.)
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/pera-officials-talk-about-pension-changes

After Several Major Tax Increases, Connecticut Still Can’t Make Ends Meet (Reason)
http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/16/connecticuts-budget-woes-continue

 

October 16, 2017

California Stories

A pending Supreme Court case threatens to silence workers’ voices (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article178616151.html

California cities get next year’s pension bill. ‘It’s not sustainable,’ Sacramento official says (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article178561476.html
David Crane: A Tale Of Two Headlines (Fox & Hounds)

http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/10/a-tale-of-two-headlines/
Cities face seven years of growing CalPERS costs (Calpensions)

https://calpensions.com/2017/10/16/cities-face-seven-years-of-growing-calpers-costs/
Vacaville seeks to cope with rising pension costs (Fairfield Daily Republic)

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/vacaville-seeks-to-cope-with-rising-pension-costs/
Fairfield projects Police Managers Association pact to cost $1.3M (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/fairfield-projects-police-managers-association-pact-to-cost-1-3m/

‘Behind the Headlines’: Palo Alto’s pension problem (Palo Alto Online)
https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/10/13/behind-the-headlines-transcript-palo-altos-pension-problem

Cit financial crisis looming (Madera Tribune)
http://www.maderatribune.com/single-post/2017/10/14/City-financial-crisis-looming

National Stories

Saving PERA and securing pension retirements is critical for the entire state (Denver Post)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/13/saving-pera-and-securing-pension-retirements-is-critical-for-the-entire-state/

BARNES: Time to separate CERS from KRS (Richmond Register (Kentucky)
http://www.richmondregister.com/opinion/barnes-time-to-separate-cers-from-krs/article_b3a84092-b08c-11e7-bceb-138fe1c0825e.html

 

October 13, 2017

California Stories

California cities get next year’s pension bill. ‘It’s not sustainable,’ Sacramento official says (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article178561476.html

Ballooning pension costs mean LAUSD and other California school districts are headed for cuts, Stanford study says (LA School Report)
http://laschoolreport.com/ballooning-pension-costs-mean-lausd-and-other-california-school-districts-are-headed-for-cuts-stanford-study-says/

City service reductions, school cuts loom as the state pension crisis hits SLO County (SLO New Times)
https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/pension-tension/Content?oid=3561445

National Stories

Kentucky Retirees Grow as Special Pension Session Is Pushed Backc (Chief Investment Officer)
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/kentucky-retirees-grow-special-pension-session-pushed-backc/

Kentucky pension crisis: More public employees are retiring as Gov. Bevin works on reform (Kentucky New Era)
http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_440a2aae-aee1-11e7-b116-67577aa6b239.html

LASERS TARGETS ALTERNATIVES (Top 1000 Funds)
https://www.top1000funds.com/profile/2017/10/13/lasers-targets-alternatives/

Upstate lawyer middle man for veteran pension scheme, says lawsuit (WSPA)
http://wspa.com/2017/10/12/upstate-lawyer-middle-man-for-veteran-pension-scheme-says-lawsuit/

October 12, 2017

California Stories

Pensions vs. Split Roll (Fox & Hounds)
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/10/pensions-vs-split-roll/

No Coercing State to Reform Pension Funds (American Spectator)
https://spectator.org/no-coercing-state-to-reform-pension-funds/

City service reductions, school cuts loom as the state pension crisis hits SLO County (SLO New Times)
https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/pension-tension/Content?oid=3561445

Forget the scary pension future; study confirms the crisis is hitting now (R Street)
http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/forget-the-scary-pension-future-study-confirms-the-crisis-is-hitting-now/

National Stories

Kentucky’s pension crisis threatens state funding (WLKY)
http://www.wlky.com/article/kentuckys-pension-crisis-threatens-state-funding/12832357

How to fund teacher pensions, improve education without new taxes (Journal Inquirer (Connecticut)
http://www.journalinquirer.com/public/how-to-fund-teacher-pensions-improve-education-without-new-taxes/article_854bbe4a-ae84-11e7-a69d-db17a4c06bfd.html

Vote ‘yes’ to yank pensions from corrupt politicians: Editorial (Poughkeepsie Journal)
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/10/11/vote-yes-yank-pensions-corrupt-politicians-editorial/753640001/

Pennsylvania Public School Employees returns 10.14% for fiscal year (Pensions & Investments)
http://www.pionline.com/article/20171011/ONLINE/171019964/pennsylvania-public-school-employees-returns-1014-for-fiscal-year

Iowa pension puts managers on chopping block (Institutional Investor)
https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b153vqvks31grf/iowa-pension-puts-managers-on-chopping-block

October 11, 2017

California Stories

Tax board leader urged quick hiring to get state workers better pensions (Sacramento Bee)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article178073666.html

Councilman asks city to meet with Vacaville employees about benefits (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/vacaville/councilman-asks-city-to-meet-with-vacaville-employees-about-benefits/

Vacaville faces $13.3M cost for lowered return on state pension investments (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/vacaville-faces-13-3m-cost-for-lowered-return-on-state-pension-investments/

California Treasurer Urges CalSTRS to Drop Gun Sellers (Chief Investment Officer)
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/california-treasurer-urges-calstrs-drop-gun-sellers/

National Stories

PERA reforms explained: What’s at stake in Colorado’s $32 billion pension problem (Denver Post)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/10/pera-reforms-explained-colorado-32-billion-pension-problem/

GOP lawmakers spend hours debating pension reform. Public workers still in the dark. (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article178117036.html

OP-ED On pensions, Kentucky should heed W. Virginia’s hard-learned lessons (Lexington Herald Leader)
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article178123441.html

October 10, 2017

California Stories

New Stanford University Study Reveals California Pension Crisis is Bad Now, But Likely to Get A Lot Worse (Fox & Hounds)
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/10/new-stanford-university-study-reveals-california-pension-crisis-is-bad-now-but-likely-to-get-a-lot-worse/

Vacaville faces $13.3M cost for lowered return on state pension investments (Fairfield Daily Republic)
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/vacaville-faces-13-3m-cost-for-lowered-return-on-state-pension-investments/

University of California hands out massive pensions, hits students with higher tuition (The College Fix)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/37682/

Lack of Funding for UC Pensions May Prompt Tuition Increase (UCSD Guardian)
http://ucsdguardian.org/2017/10/09/lack-of-funding-for-uc-pensions-may-prompt-tuition-increase/

National Stories

Will the Supreme Court Unravel Public Employee Unions? (The Atlantic)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/will-the-supreme-court-unravel-public-employee-unions/542382/

Worried about possible retirement changes? 3 pieces of advice from a federal financial planner (Federal News Radio)
https://federalnewsradio.com/your-money/2017/10/worried-about-possible-retirement-changes-3-pieces-of-advice-from-a-federal-financial-planner/

Florida pension numbers increase state budget pressure (Herald-Tribune)
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171009/pension-numbers-increase-state-budget-pressure

The Ticking Time Bomb Faced by Next NJ Governor (WNYC)
http://www.wnyc.org/story/ticking-time-bomb-faced-next-nj-governor/

Murphy’s a Corzine accident waiting to happen; Big promises to all but N.J. homeowners (NJ.com)
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/10/murphys_a_corzine_accident_waiting_to_happen_feedb.html

Vote No on Constitutional Convention (The Island Now)
https://theislandnow.com/blog-112/vote-no-constitutional-convention/

New Mexico state pension funds expected to fall short of 2013 goals (AP)
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/state-pension-funds-expected-to-fall-short-of-goals/article_76200edb-3f5a-595b-a9df-4f69323175bb.html

Morning Word: State Pensions in Trouble (Santa Fe Reporter)
http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-14035-morning-word-state-pensions-in-trouble.html

Corporate DC matching ‘penalizes the poor,’ keynote speaker says (Pensions & Investments)
http://www.pionline.com/article/20171009/ONLINE/171009833/corporate-dc-matching-penalizes-the-poor-pampi-keynote-speaker-says

Keshav Tadimeti: UC tuition increase will fund faculty pensions, but with good reason (Daily Bruin)
http://dailybruin.com/2017/10/10/uc-tuition-increase-will-fund-faculty-pensions-but-with-good-reason/