The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 13, 2011
Website compares pension obligations to general fund spending

California Common Sense has posted an adjunct "data transparency portal" supplementing this morning's Stanford study that estimates California's three biggest pension funds are carrying up to $485 billion in unfunded liabilities.

The CCS website allows users to parse the Stanford data by pension fund and by various metrics, including the one captured below that compares unfunded liabilities to general fund spending (excluding K-12 education and Health and Human Services).

This link opens the CCS website.

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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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