The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 18, 2009
Pension talk the topic of Bee editorial and cartoon

The Bee's editorial board weighs in on recent comments by a CalPERS Chief Actuary Ron Seeling, who said, "We are facing decades without significant turnarounds in assets, decades of - what I myself, my personal words, nobody else's - unsustainable pension costs."

Click here for the editorial, "Even CalPERS sees a pension problem."

Editorial cartoonist Rex Babin added his take, and our sister blog, Capitol Alert, has that. You can see it here.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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