Tag Archive for Pension Reform

Playing Politics with Public Employee Pensions

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While most people have likely been mesmerized by the headlines citing rising pension costs, a less visible campaign has been waged locally by self-described “pension reformers” to needlessly raise the cost of public pensions for the taxpayer, and their public employees to astronomical levels

Rare Sign of OC Bipartisanship on Pension Reform

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

In the first week of the 113th Congress, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) re-introduced legislation to allow for the implementation of an employee pension plan that will address the rising costs of government pensions in Orange County, a growing problem that many local governments are facing across the country.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Hosts Forum to Discuss OC Pension Reform

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez hosts OC Pension Reform forum with OC Supervisor Bill Campbell (left) and OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino (right) [Photo: Office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez]

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) Thursday hosted a critical forum on the pension crisis facing Orange County. Alongside OC Supervisor Bill Campbell and Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino, Sanchez discussed the status of pension reform in Orange County, the status of her pension bill HR 2934, and the next steps moving forward.

In The News…

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This morning we would like to call your attention to some stories we’re following. Brown proposes sweeping public pension reforms; Anaheim Council Slashes City Manager’s Contract Authority…

Steve Lopez on Costa Mesa

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

It seems that in the past week, the Los Angeles Times has finally rediscovered Orange County. In particular, Costa Mesa and the boiling controversy created by extreamist in the GOP who are hell-bent on destroying public sector employees, their benefits, and their ability to collectively advocate and bargin through their unions.