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
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
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:
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: .
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?
. 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
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-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
SACRAMENTO – A California foundation has posted two alternative public pension reform plans on its Web site and invited stakeholders and the public to help solve one of the most critical problems facing California.
“Sacramento can’t fix California’s public pension crisis without the public’s help, and it’s got to be done right the first time,” said Marcia Fritz, president of California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility. “If it becomes necessary to put a constitutional amendment before voters, it should be drafted with input from stakeholders, experts and voters. CaliforniaPensionReform.com offers a forum to anyone with information or opinions that can contribute to a healthy debate.” Continue reading