Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Cost Of PERS, It’s Going Up

PERS provides different types of retirement benefits to retired Oregon public employees, depending on the date they became PERS members.  As of December 31, 2010, the actuarial estimate of the amount required to pay those PERS retirement benefits was $63.8 … Continue reading

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My Problem With PERS

My problem with PERS is the changes that were made to it between 1971 and 1989.  I believe those changes were unfair to the people of Oregon. Original PERS Provisions. PERS was created in 1945 and it provided for the following: … Continue reading

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UPDATE 7: The Fight To Reinstate Ballot Measure 8

In October, 2010, I filed a claim for refund of property taxes in the Oregon Tax Court.  I argued that a portion of my property taxes were being used to pay PERS pick up contributions and that the payment of PERS pick … Continue reading

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PERS Theme Song – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

If PERS had a theme song,  no song would be more appropriate than Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.   It is the perfect song for PERS because laws made by  PERS legislators have eliminated any possibility that Oregon’s financial problems can reduce PERS retirement benefits.  … Continue reading

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No PERS Member Left Behind

I wrote the following article that was published on the Oregon Catalyst website on August 17, 2011. OregonCatalyst.com No PERS Member Left Behind Daniel Re is an attorney in Bend who has undertaken a one-man fight to restore sanity to … Continue reading

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