pensions

Reader Input: State picking on teachers

Dear California: What’s happened to the place I used to be so proud of saying I was born and raised in? I was talking to my Mom there in Auburn, and I find out your benevol ...

Corruption drives up costs

Question: Who do government employees? unions negotiate with when they determine wages, benefits and pensions? Other government employees, of course. That?s putting the fox in char ...

It’s time for pension reform

Why is it that the taxpayer must make up any investment losses that CalPERS incurs? If CalPERS makes investment decisions that result in losses to their investment funds, then th ...

Another View: Water agency must learn to live within ratepayers’ means

I was elected to the Placer County Water Agency Board in 2008. It was a tough election. Many people in my district were simply fed up with perceived wrongs of PCWA. Many people fe ...

Lavish pensions have gotta go

In response to “ranting Ron Lowe of Nevada City” (Reader Input, March 3): I see that you are at it again, this time ranting about the “fight for workers’ rights.” What p ...

Slice through those pensions and tap state’s oil

By and large, adages and sayings are verbal shortcuts helping us to think about, or remember particularly sage pieces of advice or admonition. Problem is, many of us just mouth t ...

Placer County pension costs on the rise

Placer County is grappling with a steep rise in pension costs for employees, with payments expected to jump from $38.9 million this year to $53.2 million four years from now. The ...

Existing policies not sustainable

We are moving down a continuum that is not sustainable mathematically or economically. California has been the proverbial hen house guarded by the foxes for years and has left us w ...

Our View: Public’s interests must come first in next labor deal

Autumn may have sporting minds turning to the pigskin, but the old-fashioned country hardball being played by Placer County administrators and employees appears to have no end in s ...

Everyday educators speak out on pensions

Several local retired educators want the community to know they aren’t making anywhere near $100,000 in annual pensions. Patrick Graham Patrick Graham is a Roseville resident ...