Category Archives: Analysis

Fate of ballot measures often depends on the wording

By Josh Goodman | Stateline.org — Just a couple of months ago, Dan Pellissier was leading an effort to ask California voters to overhaul the state’s public retirement system. The ballot initiative campaign looked like it had momentum, with polls … Continue reading

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Public Pension Puffery: 12 half-truths that deserve to be debunked in 2012

By Girard Miller | Governing Magazine — One of my pet peeves in the ongoing debates over public pension reform is the way partisans on each side try to pitch half-truths and myths to support their arguments. The other side … Continue reading

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Pension Prop 13

By Girard Miller | Governing Magazine — Last week I discussed the primary features of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s thoughtful 12-point plan to reform the state’s unsustainable pension mess. The night before my column published, a group called California Pension … Continue reading

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Yes, Joe Citizen wants public pension reform

By Teri Sforza | Orange County Register — Tuesday’s advisory vote in the city of Modesto was a bellwether: Does Joe Citizen really want public pension reform? The answer is: Yes! Joe Citizen really wants public pension reform. A lot.  … Continue reading

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California’s ballooning state retirement costs

By Teri Sforza | Orange County Register — As vitriol over public pensions continues to rage, we find this simple chart from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office illuminating. It shows, quite graphically, that the state’s retirement costs have jumped from … Continue reading

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