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Coping with the public employee pension albatross: Instead of the cross, the albatross About my neck was hung. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 By Ed Ring | In Coleridge’s famous poem, a sailor who killed an albatross has it hung around his neck as punishment. Since then, the albatross, which sailors used to consi...
There’s more to Sonoma County’s illegally granted pension increases: By Ken Churchill | There is a lot more to today’s column by Paul Gullixson in the Press Democrat: 1. The supervisors never adopted the pension increase as required by law. Instead, and this the county readily admits, the increase was illegally agreed to in the settlement of a lawsuit between the ...
California pension reform – the San Jose model: By Ed Ring | Pension reform in San Jose began in June 2012 when voters, by a margin of 69% to 31%, approved Measure B. Despite overwhelming support from voters, however, this vote triggered a cascade of union funded lawsuits which by 2015 had overturned several of the key provisions of the reform...
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Cities look at tax hikes to pay rising pension costs: El Segundo and Arcadia were among two dozen cities urging the CalPERS board last month to avoid another employer rate increase, the fifth in the last five years, when adjusting its $344 billion investment portfolio this month. Last week, the two well-funded cities, both with currently balanced ...
Will Brown pension reform lead to more reform?: Gov. Brown’s pension reform legislation five years ago, sold in part as a way to assure voters a proposed tax increase would not be eaten up by rising pension costs, got little love from pension critics. CalPERS estimated the reform would save $29 billion to $38 billion over 30 years, not a maj...
One city’s struggle with mounting CalPERS costs: Monrovia’s city manager, Oliver Chi, told the city council the budget could absorb the CalPERS employer pension rate increases enacted in 2012, 2013, and 2014 — but a large fourth rate increase last December could push the city into insolvency. After six months of study and negotiation, the ci...

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CalSTRS provides retirement related benefits and services to teachers in California public schools and community colleges. It is the largest U.S. teachers' retirement fund with 833,000 members and assets of $111.6 billion as of March 31, 2009. Like CalPERS, they have an international reputation for corporate governance activism.

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