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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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  • House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

    House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?0

    • March 7, 2017

    Increasing state spending as population grows assumes that larger populations require more government services. This may not always be the case, but it at least refrains from taxing people simply because they work harder.

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  • Why date rapists hate TABOR

    Why date rapists hate TABOR0

    • February 28, 2017

    by Jon Caldara The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights does NOT limit tax and spending. In fact, TABOR allows Colorado governments, all 3,700 of them, to rake in and keep unlimited amounts of money and heap unlimited amounts of debt upon your children. It requires you merely be asked first. That’s it. Ask first. You won’t

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  • All the taxes you cannot see

    All the taxes you cannot see0

    • January 9, 2017

    by Jon Caldara Seeing is believing. So, it’s no wonder many in government prefer to work in the dark. It’s not just that they don’t want us to know what they’re fully doing. They don’t want us to know what we’re fully paying. The reason for this emotional manipulation is clear. If the cost of

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