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Editorial: PERS panel must work in the public eye

Gov. Kate Brown has convened a special panel to try to find at least $5 billion worth of additional revenue to help fill the $24.5 billion unfunded liability in the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. 44 more words


Menlo Park Search-and-Rescue Team Returns from Hurricane Irma in Florida

MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — Members of a San Francisco Bay Area urban search and rescue team returned to their Menlo Park base Sunday after journeying to Florida to help residents facing Hurricane Irma, fire officials said. 243 more words


Virginia Task Force 2 returns home

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – After spending 12 days assisting island territories and countries in the Caribbean, the 60 members of the Virginia Task Force 2 returned to Virginia Beach early Saturday morning. 1,033 more words


Editorial: Secrecy does not help find a PERS solution

Oregon’s politicians have done an appallingly poor job of managing the costs of the state’s pension fund. Would things get better with more secrecy? No. 35 more words


PERS panel close to finishing

Brown wants $5 billion in new revenue ideas by Nov. 1.

Gov. Kate Brown’s special panel tasked with finding money to help pay for $24.5 billion in unfunded state benefits looked at ideas big and small during a meeting Friday to winnow suggestions on how to generate more money for the state’s cash-strapped Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). 15 more words

Bend Bulletin

Task force mulls options to reduce PERS liability

Gov. Kate Brown has charged the task force to reduce the unfunded liability, by $5 billion.

A seven-member task force Friday discussed different ways to leverage state assets to help pay down the $24.2 billion unfunded actuarial liability in the Public Employees Retirement System. 12 more words

Portland Tribune

Virginia Task Force 2 sending more members to Puerto Rico

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY/AP) — Virginia Task Force 2 is sending 16 more members to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation.

A 45-member team from the task force had already  293 more words