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Public Pension Funds

Leverage Fandango

Joel Judd | Posted 05.01.2016 | Denver
Joel Judd

PERA (the Public Employee Retirement Association) is the embodiment of our promise to teachers and driver's license clerks that instead of social security, we will give them a pension when they retire.

It's Time for Fiduciaries to Divest

Jane Vosburg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Jane Vosburg

I would argue that with warning lights and sirens flashing and blaring, continued investment in the fossil fuel industry is itself a breach of fiduciary responsibility.

Jerry Brown Makes Big Budget Moves While the Republican Race To Lose To Him Intensifies

William Bradley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With less than three weeks until California's primary election, Governor Jerry Brown continues to campaign for a record fourth term by acting as governor while the race for the right to lose to him in November between a pair of little-known yet sharply contrasting Republicans continues to intrigue in an oddly low-key sort of way.

Major Shareholder To Vote Against Walmart CEO In Wake Of Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

By Jessica Wohl May 23 (Reuters) - CalPERS, the biggest U.S. public pension fund, said on Wednesday it plans to vote against nine Wal-...

Alabama Town Stops Paying Retirees' Pensions, Some Residents Destitute

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A small town in Alabama, which has stopped paying its retirees' pensions, could be an early casualty in a coming pension disaster, the New York Times ...

Public Pensions Ramp Up On Risky Investments To Boost Returns

nytimes.com | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

...states and other bodies of government are seeking higher returns for their pension funds, to make up for ground lost in the last couple of years an...