By Brett Barkey
October 23, 2017
Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association system is going broke. Colorado’s teachers, firefighters, and state troopers are among PERA’s 560,000 members who are expecting retirement benefits in 20 or 30 years, but who, under the current system, may not be able to actually receive them. Ensuring retirees will receive their benefits, while also protecting taxpayers, should be the top priority for Colorado’s next state treasurer and for Colorado’s legislature.
The seven candidates for Colorado treasurer all have their focus for what they would do if elected next year, but few have focused their campaigns on what that office actually does.
Most have touted their fiscal conservativeness or ability to balance budgets.
What a joyful and exciting 2 months it has been! As you can see from our Facebook page and website, we have been to 27 counties so far and we are looking forwarding to visiting all 64 in the coming weeks. We have received compliments for being the most organized State Treasurer campaign, with the strongest event presence, most effective materials, and a dominant web and social media presence. Thank you for making that possible!
Being a part of the Marines, a member of the executive senior trial counsel, and a district attorney, Barkey is, in the words Jim Bullock, “uniquely qualified with a skillset I don’t see in anyone else.”Read more
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