pension http://kalw.org en San Jose Mayor makes case for controversial pension plan http://kalw.org/post/san-jose-mayor-makes-case-controversial-pension-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jerry Brown sounded the alarm yesterday, not about the drought, but about the skyrocketing pension costs the state will continue to incur in the years to come. &nbsp;In a letter to </span>CalPers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - the state’s pension fund - the governor warned that plans must be made for longer-lived retirees that will drive pension costs up by $1.2 billion a year.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:27:27 +0000 Hana Baba 39410 at http://kalw.org San Jose Mayor makes case for controversial pension plan Friday Media Roundtable: A new Pope & great investigative reporting http://kalw.org/post/friday-media-roundtable-new-pope-great-investigative-reporting <p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:21:32 +0000 Malihe Razazan 24451 at http://kalw.org Friday Media Roundtable: A new Pope & great investigative reporting East Bay Express: Teachers financing guns http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-teachers-financing-guns <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The state teachers' retirement system is attempting to divest itself from a company that finances the manufacture of assault weapons like the one used at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But even if it does, it still won't be out of the gun business.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Darwin BondGraham 22276 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Teachers financing guns Governor announces public pension plan http://kalw.org/post/governor-announces-public-pension-plan <p>Earlier today Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had reached a deal with state lawmakers that would mean sweeping changes for California’s public pensions system, and affect hundreds of thousands of state workers. The new rules would cap pensions while increasing the amount employees pay in; they would also increase the retirement age by up to <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/California-public-worker-pension-changes-unveiled-3821554.php#page-2">seven</a> years.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:18:02 +0000 Hana Baba 15861 at http://kalw.org Governor announces public pension plan The pension problem: California cities search for solutions http://kalw.org/post/pension-problem-california-cities-search-solutions <p>Thousands of Californians spent years working for city governments and are now collectively owed billions of dollars in retiree health care benefits. But a <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.documentcloud.org%2Fdocuments%2F407681-cacs-city-opeb-report-final.html&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFjdWTnEConxqEqjlolYPgSatTZyw">new study</a> by the nonprofit research group California Common Sense finds that many cities, including Oakland and San Francisco, haven&rsquo;t ever set aside money to pay these costs. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:46:01 +0000 Hana Baba 15152 at http://kalw.org The pension problem: California cities search for solutions