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To Ease PERS Problem, Oregon May Use Mix Of Rewards And Punishments

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

A task force on Oregon's massive public pension debt wants to prod the 900 government agencies in the state to more aggressively tackle the problem.

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Finding Meaning In Retirement: A Softball Story

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 noon | Portland

Leon Speroff's softball career began more than a decade ago when he was 71. Now he and his team are headed to Utah to compete for a gold medal. 

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Right-Wing Rallies | TBA:17 | Meaningful Retirement

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 noon

We talk with a political reporter for "The Guardian" covering right-wing rallies, OPB's Aaron Scott previews the TBA arts festival, and Oregon retirees share stories about their lives after work. 

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Oregon Public Pension Debt Officially Rises By $2.4 Billion

OPB | July 28, 2017 5:02 p.m. | Portland

The board that oversees Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System makes a "pragmatic" decision to make a relatively modest reduction in its investment assumptions. 

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Gov. Brown Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining

OPB | April 27, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order aimed at improving the way the state negotiates with its unionized workers.

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At Intel, A Retirement Perk That Can Kick Off A New Career As A Paid Fellow

NPR | April 17, 2017 7:34 a.m.

The tech company pays retirement-age employees a stipend to transition to jobs with mission-driven nonprofits. And for some, the fellowship can turn into a second act.

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Republican Congressmen Seek To Curtail Retirement Plan Offered By Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 3:18 p.m. | Portland

As Oregon prepares to offer a path-breaking state-sponsored retirement plan, two key Republicans in Congress are taking aim at it.

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Constitutional Age Limit Bars Some Oregon Judges From Candidacy

OPB | March 30, 2016 3 p.m.

An obscure age limit prevents some Oregonians from running for office.

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Oregonians Have A New Way To Save For Retirement

OPB | July 13, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law Monday that creates a new retirement savings plan for Oregonians.

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Ridgefield School Bus Driver Shares 46 Years Of Memories

OPB | June 24, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.

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Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).


Statesman Journal: Oregon AG Fires Back In PERS Legal Challenge

statesman_journal | Aug. 27, 2014 1:02 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's attorney general is claiming bills passed by the Legislature that cut government worker retirement benefits do not violate workers' contracts.

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Retirement Is Up Among Oregonians

OPB | Dec. 16, 2013 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Looming cuts to public pensions and an improving economy are prompting more Oregonians to retire.

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The Legal Debate Over PERS

OPB | Feb. 20, 2013 12:06 p.m.

What are the legal arguments for and against Governor Kitzhaber's proposed changes to PERS?

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PERS Benefits Made Public

OPB | Dec. 5, 2011 9:45 a.m.

A court settlement with two newspapers compelled  Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) to release the names and benefit amounts for all of its retirees. Has this information affected your opinions on PERS?

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Recovering PERS

OPB | Nov. 4, 2009 9 a.m.

How will Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System cover massive investment losses?

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The Future of Retirement

OPB | March 23, 2009 9 a.m.

Can 65-year-olds retire now? Will 20-year-olds ever be able to?

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Hip-Hop Oregon

OPB | March 6, 2009 9 a.m.

Where is Oregon hip-hop headed?