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State Government

Can CalPERS Divestment Make A Difference In Controversial Projects?

November 2, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a border wall, and guns used in the Las Vegas shooting sought what may seem an unlikely ally this year—California’s public pension system.

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State Government

Number Of UC Retirees Collecting Six-Figure Pensions Has Increased

September 25, 2017 | Sally Schilling

The number of University of California retirees collecting six-figure pensions has increased 60 percent since 2012 - and those increasingly generous retirement packages are being paid for in part by students' tuition.

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California's Pension Crisis

A Tale Of Two Sectors

February 9, 2017 | Ali Budner

The general assumption for retirement security is a job in the public sector. The trade-off means lower pay, however. Meanwhile, the private sector has strayed from pension promises, but is a 401(k) worth it?

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Pension Crisis: Richmond

February 8, 2017

How are cities across California responding to the ballooning cost of pensions in the state? CALmatters Reporter Judy Lin explores a case study in Richmond where priority police and library services are already being cut.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Reporter Tells Stories Of California Retirees Struggling With Pension

November 29, 2016

In our ongoing series on California’s Pension Crisis, we hear the stories of some retirees who argue the benefits aren’t excessive. Reporter Sam Harnett guides us through the tales of three California retirees.

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California's Pension Crisis

Are Public Pension Benefits Excessive? State Workers Say 'No'

November 28, 2016

California faces a $240 billion unfunded pension liability. But retired state workers who receive pensions say they are tired of drawing public blame.

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