Pensions

Publications

, California Policy Center
Public needs to keep eye on pensions, but suit says CalPERS withholds core data
Steven Greenhut

In the preamble to California’s Ralph M. Brown Act, the state’s 1953 law governing the public’s access to government meetings, the Legislature noted, “The people of this State do not yield…

, The Hill
Fixing postal pensions doesn’t need to cost taxpayers
Nick Zaiac

Every day, tens of thousands of postal workers take to American streets to drop letters in mailboxes and packages on porches. Day after day after day. Every year, thousands of postal workers retire,…

Tension with pensions: Barriers to sound postal pension risk management
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 4) – U.S. Postal Service pensions are in bad financial shape. So bad, in fact, that workers risk receiving cuts in the future. To avoid this, Congress has begun to examine a…

Barriers to sound postal pension risk management
Nick Zaiac

Congress is considering many postal proposals, and changes to pensions is one of the options on the table.
Postal law that mandates extra-conservative use of postal savings puts letter carriers and…

, OC Weekly
CALPERS CEO and Sen. John Moorlach to talk socially conscious pension investing
Media Coverage

From OC Weekly:
Last summer, when speaking about the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act authored by his Senate colleague Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), who is now seeking to unseat…

, California Policy Center
Brown right to give cities dose of reality, but wrong to punt on pension issue
Steven Greenhut

It’s rare that a politician will say something that is praiseworthy and anger-inducing in the same breath. Nevertheless, Gov. Jerry Brown accomplished that unusual feat when he released his May…

, California Policy Center
Pension bills are common sense – yet have little chance of passage in Capitol
Steven Greenhut

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s report released last week touts all of the pension fund’s good news, which it says “has built a solid path forward for the long-term…

California should copy New Jersey’s union fund takeover, but with one caveat
Steven Greenhut

New Jersey’s police and fire unions have demanded that the state give them control over their own pension destiny, and have convinced the Legislature to transfer management of their pension fund to…

CalPERS pounds the table in response to reports showing a looming state pension crisis
Steven Greenhut

There’s an old saying about attorneys. “If the facts are on your side, pound the facts into the table. If the law is on your side, pound the law into the table. If neither the facts nor the law…

, California Policy Center
On the chopping block: Gov. Brown joins the chorus of those predicting coming pension cuts
Steven Greenhut

Lo and behold, it’s not just pension reformers and critics of the state’s massive pension funds who are worried about the sustainability of California’s pension systems. At a press conference…