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Op-ed: The end of China envy

...banking system, less powerful state-owned enterprises, free capital flows, greater labor mobility and a proper retirement system, not to mention the rule of law, property rights and an independent judiciary, among other things. Yet progress...
School board OKs budget revision

...approved budget stems from Public Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System on-behalf payments from the state. The...of a $3 billion lump sum to the state's retirement systems, aimed at paying off unfunded liability...
'On-behalf' payments swell school district budget numbers

...contributions to the Alaska Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Alaska Teachers Retirement System (TRS) brings the school district's...historically underfunded state and teacher retirement systems," Jones said. Alaska is not the only...
School board finalizes budget

...Dave Jones said he was still waiting on some final numbers including next year's Public Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System.The on-behalf contribution from the state going toward the unfunded liabilities accrued for the...
Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture that amount, the state would have to cut $1 billion from programs like Medicaid, education, debt service, retirement system payments and oil and gas tax credits - plus eliminate agencies and non-formula programs, Teal's division wrote...
Borough mayor looking for health care solutions

...why the borough spends more and more in health care costs each year is growing costs of the borough's previous retirement system."It resulted in a huge unfunded liability in large part because people are retiring earlier and people are living...
Voices of the Peninsula: Shedding some light on educators' pay

...couple of years. I often see talk about the great retirement system all of the teachers have. If we go back 25 years...them to other states, but being locked into the retirement system is what kept many teachers in the system for 20 years...
Moving pieces: School district continues work on 2016 budget

...2016 fiscal year are not yet available, according to the budget. Called the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teacher Retirement System, the two rates currently account for nearly $30 million of the school district's budget, Jones...
Navarre ready to tackle health care costs

...our horizon." Increased health care costs have also driven up the cost of Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Navarre said any ways that can help reduce the cost could also benefit borough residents...
Olson: Work in Juneau has state moving forward

...terminal. The 28th Legislature was a success. We continued to adequately fund education, we took strides to keep the retirement system solvent by reducing future payments, and save money for the lean years. Until the gas line comes on line and the...


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