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UC regent Crane ousted for telling hard truths about pensions

Editorial | San Francisco Chronicle — David Crane is not the most popular man in Sacramento. In fact, his determination to tell legislators what they don’t want to hear – yet need to hear – is about to cost him … Continue reading

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Pension progress in Riverside County

Editorial | The Press-Enterprise — Riverside County cannot close its budget shortfalls while sustaining some of the most lavish retirement benefits around. The county needs to rein in employee costs in order to close a persistent budget gap. And that … Continue reading

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$100,000 pensions for California’s public employees are not so rare

Editorial | Appeal-Democrat — Six-figure pension incomes for retired public employees in California are rapidly becoming more common. The number of state government retirees receiving at least $100,000 in taxpayer-backed benefits has risen 99 percent in two years. Faced with … Continue reading

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The state with the biggest pension problem is stumbling toward a solution

Editorial | The Economist — Jerry Brown, aged 73, likes to joke that he is not only California’s governor but also its “best pension buy”. After all, he has spent much of his life in public service (including a first … Continue reading

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