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House panel advances governor's pension plan

...options.Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said he is interested in putting more toward the teachers retirement system than Parnell proposed - perhaps around $2 billion - and looking at ways for the state to preserve its cash...
What others say: Pay now, not later

...Sean Parnell has put forward to address the state's growing unfunded liability to the public employees' and teachers retirement systems, better known as PERS and TRS. The rationale behind the move is that by injecting $3 billion from state...
Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated

...funding formula known as the base student allocation. They also severed from the bill a plan to address the teachers' retirement system, which Gov. Sean Parnell had urged them to do.It remained unclear Tuesday just how lawmakers might yet...
House strips retirement plan from education bill

...House voted to remove a plan to address the teachers' retirement system from a broad-ranging education bill it began...employees' retirement system and the rest to the teachers' retirement system. The House Finance Committee, in its rewrite...
Panel proposes more school money, pension option

...schools but also a plan for addressing the teachers' retirement system that has raised concerns with Parnell administration...proposal.Between the public employees' and teachers' retirement systems, the state has an unfunded pension obligation...
Proposed state budget includes addition $100 million for schools

...shifting $3 billion from a state savings account toward addressing the obligation for the public employees' and teachers' retirement systems, which he said will result in annual payments of $500 million and ease pressure on the state budget. Kelly...
Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

...3-billion transfer from the state constitutional budget reserve fund, divided between the public employees' and teachers' retirement systems, would lower annual payments to $500 million. A draw from that reserve fund requires a three-fourths...
Begich: Public money for public schools

...program and school busing funding, school construction and major maintenance and money toward public employee and teacher retirement systems.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said the federal government "shorted" the Anchorage School District...
Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

...pension obligation. But the Senate plan would divvy the money differently, putting $2 billion toward the teachers' retirement system, which is in poorer shape, and $1 billion toward the public employees' system.Parnell had proposed about...
Time to reject notion that schools are failing

...are as bad as the haters claim. Their list is long: tenure, funding, charter schools, test scores, the teacher retirement system, curriculum, standards, the common core, accountability, the need for posting grades in big letters on...


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