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  • An opportunity for lawmakers to fix Colorado’s broken public pension system

    An opportunity for lawmakers to fix Colorado’s broken public pension system0

    • June 22, 2017

    Last fall, members of the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) got some bad news: the amortization periods for the public pension system’s two largest funds had ballooned dangerously. Under current assumptions, the state fund would not be fully funded for 55 years, and the even larger school fund would not be fully funded for 75 years.

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  • PERA deserves an earful on its listening tour

    PERA deserves an earful on its listening tour0

    • May 17, 2017

    Members and non-members alike should be prepared to ask PERA’s board some tough questions about their credibility.

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  • Mismanaged pension funds are imperiling state budgets

    Mismanaged pension funds are imperiling state budgets0

    • April 4, 2017

    As the looming public pension storm gathers strength, debate is expanding past technical matters and into the governance structures of taxpayer-funded pension plans. The problems that beset our public pensions are not the result of random chance, evil spirits, or swamp gas. They are the result of conscious decisions made by human beings.

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