We Applaud The Passage of Senate Bill 1049
PERS: What are the Problems & Solutions?

What every Oregonian should know about PERS

What every Oregonian should know about PERS

Principles for PERS Reform
Senate Bill 1049
PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
PERS OVERVIEW
7 SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS
What went wrong with PERS?
PERS Cost Growth & Revenue

“There must be a bipartisan effort to find solutions to the PERS problem that are fair for taxpayers and public employees alike.”

Governor Ted Kulongoski (2003-2011)

“We need solutions that are fair and responsible – and we can’t wait.”

Cec Koontz,
Monmouth Mayor, Board Member of Western Oregon University

“Asking employees to pay part of their PERS pension costs, as most public employees in other states and private sector workers do, is just common sense.”

Betty Komp
Chair of Board of Trustees Western Oregon University; Oregon State Representative, 2004-2017

“We need to follow through with sensible solutions for the good of our schools, taxpayers, and even current public employees who will otherwise face budget cuts and layoffs without reforms.”

Rob Harris
Hillsboro Library Foundation

“As a veteran school board chairman, I’ve personally witnessed the strain on school budgets due to escalating PERS costs. We need to find a way to honor previous commitments to our hard-working employees yet find a way to make sound financial changes moving forward.”

Kelly Bissinger
Vice-Chair, InterMountain ESD School Board

“We must take reasonable steps to rein in runaway costs while continuing to assure our public employees a secure retirement. PERS Solutions maps the way forward.”

Greg MacPherson
Former State Representative, farmer and retired pension lawyer

The League of Oregon Cities: “Cities need relief from the unsustainable costs of PERS!”

Tim Nesbit testifies at the Capitol outlining key reforms for fixing the PERS unfunded liability.

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Tim Nesbitt: PERS Reform

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