The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 9, 2011
Online public pension debate set for this morning

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The pro-business Bay Area Council is hosting a panel discussion on public employee pensions today at 8:45 a.m. The panel brings together some of California's most visible advocates on both sides of the ongoing debate:

Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
Bob Foster, Mayor of Long Beach
Marcia Fritz, President of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility
Dave Low, Chair of Californians for Health Care and Retirement Security
Joe Nation, Stanford Professor and former State Assemblymember
Harvey Robinson, President of the Retired Public Employees Association of California

University of San Francisco political science professor Corey Cook, director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, will moderate.

The Bay Area Council is streaming the discussion live online, and we've embedded the viewer above so you can watch the event from this site. You can also see it at

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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