Category Archives: Joe Nation

Public employee pensions vs. a split roll for Proposition 13

By Joel Fox | I guess I should use the old vaudeville line: Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the push to increase commercial property taxes is about government pension costs. Returning to this subject at this time (I … Continue reading

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Pension costs are ‘crowding out’ spending on parks, schools and social services, says report by Prof. Joe Nation at Stanford

By Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee | California governments likely will make do with fewer teachers, parks employees and other public workers while they struggle to absorb fast-rising pension costs in the next few years, a former state lawmaker argues in … Continue reading

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The latest estimate of California’s total public pension debt

Pension Tracker, a website founded by Professor Joe Nation at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), is now publishing monthly estimates of California’s total public pension debt (aka its unfunded liability). Below are SIEPR’s estimates released this morning for … Continue reading

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