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March 28th, 2012

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TODAY’S QUESTION: Should public employees earn the same retirement benefits as employees of large private companies?
June 3rd, 2011

Should public employees earn the same retirement benefits as employees of large private companies? Continue reading

New Sacramento budget stand-off centers around pensions
January 25th, 2011

Another budget stand-off is already developing in Sacramento between Republicans and Democrats. One of the sticking points, of course, is taxes, but the other is something relatively new to the budget give and take — pensions. Nannette Miranda of KGO-TV … Continue reading

Fritz op-ed in L.A. Times sparks talk radio appearance
January 20th, 2011

A hard-hitting op-ed on pension reform by CFFR president Marcia Fritz published in Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times has sparked statewide debate, including a guest appearance Wednesday afternoon on The John and Ken Show on KFI Radio. To read the op-ed … Continue reading

More on San Diego’s pension reform efforts
January 19th, 2011

San Diego city council members Carl DeMaio and Lorie Zapf are interviewed about pension reform on “Good Morning San Diego” by KUSI’s by David Davis:

San Diego mayor interviewed about pension underfunding on MSNBC
January 17th, 2011

On Friday, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan interviewed San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders in an informative segment on public pension underfunding and what the city has done about it: .

Where is pension reform in the budget plan?
January 11th, 2011

CFFR Advisory Board member Kris Hunt appears in this news report on Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget by KGO-TV’s Laura Anthony. “We all know the problem of employee pension and retirement costs — those are going to have to be … Continue reading

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Should California’s public employees have different retirement benefits than workers in the private sector?
January 7th, 2011

. Today CFFR kicks off its online conversation about pension reform by asking members of the public to share their views on an issue that’s at the center of this debate: Should public employees have different retirement plans than those … Continue reading

New mayor of Oakland takes aim at police pensions
January 5th, 2011

Oakland’s brand new mayor jumped into business very early Tuesday morning in her first full day on the job. Jean Quan is taking aim at the city’s $40 million deficit — beginning with a major battle over police pensions. KGO-TV’s … Continue reading

Reason magazine editor talks about California’s pension crisis
January 4th, 2011

. Reason magazine editor-in-chief Matt Welch appeared on the Fox Business Channel to discuss the public pension crisis facing California and what incoming Governor Jerry Brown might do to close the budget gap: Source: Reason.tv