Warning: fopen(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/find.htm) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 427

Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/find.htm in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 429

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 429

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 431

Warning: fopen(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/subscribe.htm) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 437

Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/subscribe.htm in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 439

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 439

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 441

Warning: fopen(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/contact.htm) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 447

Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/contact.htm in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 449

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 449

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 451

Warning: fopen(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/archive.htm) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 457

Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/archive.htm in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 459

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 459

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 461

Warning: fopen(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/r.htm) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 467

Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/r.htm in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 469

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 469

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 471

Warning: fopen(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/dem.htm) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 477

Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/dem.htm in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 479

Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 479

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/getdata.php on line 481

Warning: include(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/top1.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/senator.php on line 113

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/top1.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/senator.php on line 113
Cover Story
Special Feature
Daily Chuckle
Local News
Social Butterfly
Extra
Professional Advice
.....The Computer
.....Buzz
.....Your Body Can
..... Heal Itself!
.....In The Money
Pet of the Week
Capitol Report
Restaurant Review
Service Directory
Business & Professions
Classifieds
Where to find
The Paper
How to Subscribe
Archive
Marketing/MediaKit
Contact Us
Search the site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senator Reports August 20th, 2009

Sen. Wyland

The High Price of Pensions
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)

Tucked away in California’s budget are the billions of dollars spent each year to pay for state employees’ retirement benefits. Over time this payout will skyrocket, threatening our state’s ability to perform even basic functions.

While most Californians are dependent upon their 401(k) and other investments during their golden years, state employees benefit from laws guaranteeing a paycheck and free healthcare for the rest of their lives, and taxpayers will be on the hook to foot the bill. This year California will spend over $6 billion dollars on public employee retirement benefits.

To address this problem and similar spending issues, I have proposed reforms that will compel the Legislature to deeply analyze expenditures by working on only the budget and oversight in the first year of the two-year legislative cycle. If California currently had a structure that allows for this kind of performance evaluation, maybe we wouldn’t find ourselves in this pension mess today.

Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008
760.931.2455 Office
email: senator.wyland@sen.ca.gov

 

 

 

 

 


Warning: include(/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/longad.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/senator.php on line 405

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/content/t/h/e/thepaper/html/marketing/longad.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/20/4006920/html/archive/2009/08_20/senator.php on line 405