1,200 Retirees Earn Pensions That Exceed Federal Limits. Cities and Counties Pay.

More than a thousand public retirees in California are earning pensions that exceed the federal limit of $220,000, according to data from CalPERS.

Brittany M. 08/08/2019 - 5:59 AM
Los Angeles Will Reform Controversial Pension Program

A controversial retirement program that paid some L.A. public safety workers double toward the end of their careers is headed for change following a series of investigative reports by the Los Angeles Times.

Brittany M. 01/17/2019 - 6:35 AM
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: California’s Pension Crisis in a Nutshell

Don’t miss the latest column by CalMatters’ Dan Walters.

Brittany M. 02/22/2018 - 5:18 AM
League of California Cities Study Warns Pension Costs Are Becoming Unsustainable

A new study conducted by Bartel Associates and commissioned by the League of California Cities predicts pension costs to nearly double over the next decade for the state’s 482 cities.

Brittany M. 02/06/2018 - 4:18 AM
Sacramento Cities Have Seen Next Year’s Pension Bill and It’s a Doozy

Tough times are ahead.

Brittany M. 10/16/2017 - 6:48 AM
Stanford Professor Joe Nation Talks Pension Crisis

“This is absolutely the most challenging issue facing state and local government, not just in California but across the country.”

Brittany M. 10/03/2017 - 4:27 AM
Brown's Pension Gamble is Met With Skepticism

Plus, where Gov. Brown may have gotten the idea.

Brittany M. 06/01/2017 - 4:25 AM