pension reform http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 17, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-thursday-may-17-2012 <p>(Sacramento Bee) // Just after it was revealed that California faces a budget deficit of $16 billion, how and when to pay crippling pension costs has become a major public debate. The California Public Employees&#39; Retirement System <a href="http://calpensions.com/2012/05/17/calpers-ignores-brown-delays-pension-payment/">voted to raise the annual state payment for state worker pensions</a> by $213 million to a total of $3.7 billion, despite Governor Jerry Brown&rsquo;s recommendation for an even bigger increase to avoid accruing more debt. Fri, 18 May 2012 06:59:06 +0000 Jordan Katz 10827 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 17, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 7, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-wednesday-march-7-2012 <p>A new report from the legislative analyst&#39;s office shows California will have to pay more than $700 million a year to cover costs on nearly $10 billion in <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20117458/borrowing-costs-california-bullet-train-are-revised-upward?source=rss">high speed rail bonds</a>...</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:36:38 +0000 Ben Trefny 7098 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 7, 2012