March 28, 2013

Oregon PERS Bill 2nd hearing - SB 822

Senate Bill 822 will have a second hearing Thursday morning at 8:30 am in the Senate Rules Committee.
 
The next PERS hearings will be Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, 2013from 8 am to 10 am in Room H-174 in the capitol. 

Those hearings will focus on the Treasurer’s budget, and his efforts to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars in PERS losses from Wall Street fraud. The Treasurer has done good work in this area, but it is pretty clear that more can be done.  The Governor has shown absolutely no leadership on this issue.

The state should go the extra mile to recover the stolen money before it goes after retirees and current workers to balance the budget. We need you to attend the hearing to send the message that recouping the stolen money should be a high priority for all elected officials.

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