Author Archive | Kaitlyn Randol

Governor Proposes Changes to PERA

On November 1st, Governor Hickenlooper announced a proposed package of changes to the PERA system. Here, we walk through these proposed changes and how they compare to those offered by the PERA Board of Trustees. Once you’ve read it through, take our survey to let us know what you think. We are your voice at […]

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Status of PERA Today (2017)

Collectively, these two decisions along with a few other smaller decisions made by the Board increased the unfunded liability by $21 billion and increased the time it would take PERA divisions to become fully funded by anywhere from 14 – 32 years depending on the division.

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Senate Bill 1

Senate Bill 1 (SB1) reforms had a significant impact on PERA’s sustainability; it went from projected to run out of money within 30-35 years to on track to reach 100% funded.

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What is WEP?

Here are the basics of what you need to know about Windfall Elimination Program, thanks to our partners at the National Education Association.

Fordham Institute Report Gets It Wrong

A recent report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute looked at pension plans across the country and made some critical pronouncements. In the case of Colorado, however, they made a fatal flaw in one of their assumptions, negating the validity of their arguments regarding Colorado PERA.