Public Pensions


SJ Mercury: Public Picks Up $221 Million Gov’t Pension Tab

A Bay Area newspaper is calling attention to what it says is a costly and little-known perk of public employment — having some or all of the employee’s pension contributions covered by taxpayers.


California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Sweeping Pension Reform Bill Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law sweeping pension changes that will save California taxpayers billions of dollars in the future.