OPINION: Public employee pensions are killing services in California

A new Manhattan Institute study has found many California cities are experiencing difficulty paying for services due to expanding pension expenses, a phenomenon known as “crowding out,” due to pension liabilities growing as a proportion of the budget to the point other priorities cannot receive resources, writes PG Veer in Watchdog.org.  Veer urges Californians to make structural changes in the pension system to avoid negative impacts on local services such as library closures and inadequately maintained roads.

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