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Daniel FischelDaniel FischelAugust 7, 20187min1702

The debate over fossil fuel divestment is nothing new in Colorado. Across college campuses in the state, activists have pushed for schools to rid their endowments of fossil fuels holdings, calls which both the University of Colorado and the University of Denver have resisted due to the steep financial costs it would impose. Now we are seeing the same debate play out in the political sphere, with demands for the state to divest its public pension fund, the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).


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Jessica MachettaDecember 6, 20176min3462
State Treasurer Walker Stapleton said Wednesday that Colorado’s public pensions are in deep trouble unless elected officials get unfunded liabilities under control. “Taxpayers have done their part already, and that no more taxpayer money should be used to bail out PERA,” Stapleton told reporters on a conference call. Stapleton is running for governor. He said […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 2, 20176min442
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect opposing opinions following a hearing on Senate Bill 113 on Thursday. Republicans say they have identified the first step in drawing down the state’s multibillion-dollar unfunded pension liability, though critics say limiting employer contributions would actually increase the liability. A measure in the legislature would cap employer […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 21, 20165min251

The Denver Employee Retirement Plan will keep its current contribution level in 2017, and the same percentage-of-pay contribution rates that began in 2015 will stay in place, the plan's executive director told a Denver City Council committee Tuesday, Nov. 15. Steve Hutt outlined a handful of minor changes to the plan - which he said covers some 14,000 current and retired city employees - before the council's Finance and Governance Committee, which unanimously approved placing the changes before the full council for consideration.