All posts tagged "PERS"

  • Opinion
    Another session coming to an end without real collective bargaining reform

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Tell me again why we elected all those Republicans. You know, the ones who promised...

  • Government
    Kirner’s ‘hybrid’ retirement proposal would make PERS stronger

    (Jim Clark) – Would you personally guarantee a financial obligation of someone you don’t know and never met?  I didn’t think so and yet, that’s what every Nevada taxpayer does every day of the year.  The culprit?  Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System (“PERS”).   Why the contingent obligation?  Follow me carefully on this. PERS’...

  • Government
    Taxpayer cost for PERS balloons to $1.4 billion, despite strong investment performance

    System planning to continue raising its costs to taxpayers well into the future (Robert Fellner of NPRI)...

  • Government
    We ALL Pay When Young Retirees Hit NPERS Jackpot

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – The state’s largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review Journal, carried an interesting...

  • Opinion
    Public Employee Pension Records Will Be Eye Opening When Made Public

    (Thomas Mitchell/4thst8.wordpress.com) I can’t wait to read who the top 100 PERS recipients are on Transparent Nevada....

  • Government
    Nevada PERS Accounting Practices Conceal Taxpayers’ Real Liabilities

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Nothing pleases a politician more than the ability to promise lavish benefits to important constituencies without having to pay for them. Nevada lawmakers long ago found a vote-buying cash cow of this nature in the state’s Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). PERS manages a defined-benefits pension system that operates...

  • Government
    PERS Report Provides Post-Halloween Fright to Nevada Taxpayers

    A couple weeks after Halloween, economist Andrew Biggs brought a fright to Nevada’s taxpayers at NPRI’s November luncheon. They may be on the hook for tens of billions more in unfunded liabilities than they’ve been told. Biggs discussed the funding problems of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) plan, the defined-benefit pension...

  • Politics
    Educators Grade Lawmakers

    (Anne Knowles/Nevada News Bureau) – School just started and every Republican state lawmaker has already received a failing grade from Nevada’s teachers’ union. The Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) has released its 2011 legislative session report card and the 16 Assembly and 11 Senate Republicans all earned an F, according to the...