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  • Colorado’s proposed pension reform is a missed opportunity

    Colorado’s proposed pension reform is a missed opportunity0

    • April 24, 2018

    In November of 2016, Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association Board (PERA) realized it had a problem. Not only did the state’s public pension system have a current unfunded liability of $50 billion, but overly-optimistic expected returns and overly-pessimistic mortality tables would leave the plan at less than 20 percent funded in a couple of decades

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  • PERA’s problems demand meaningful reform

    PERA’s problems demand meaningful reform0

    • October 23, 2017

    Change is coming. The citizens of Colorado can choose to be its architects rather than its victims.

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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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  • Colorado’s PERA shortchanging state workers and taxpayers0

    • June 23, 2014

    Problems with Colorado’s public employee pension system are making it hard for our state government to attract some of the best employees. That’s the persuasive finding of a new study by the Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank in Washington. An employer’s retirement plan is part of an overall compensation package designed to entice and

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  • Fairness in retirement age a necessary public pension reform0

    • June 3, 2014

    Imagine that you and your neighbor are friends and professional peers. You belong to the same professional organizations. You each have worked for your respective employers for a long time as retirement approaches. But one of you works for a private employer, the other for the State of Colorado. The state employee can retire with

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