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LCI recommendations noted in Times-Union editorial 8-31-12

Surveying tough solutions for city's pension hole
Editorial, Posted: August 31, 2012

There are several tough choices facing the people of Jacksonville when it comes to the steep job of funding police and fire pensions.

These aren’t the only pension costs facing the city, but they represent the bulk of the unfunded portion.
This coming budget year, for instance, about $122 million of the $150 million in additional costs are assigned to police and fire pensions.

Fort Lauderdale plans massive borrowing to cover pension costs--Research Fellow David Matkin weighs the risks

Fort Lauderdale plans massive borrowing to cover pension costs

By Larry Barszewski, Sun Sentinel
2:03 p.m. EDT, July 23, 2012
The city has found a new way to shore up its pension funds and reduce budget expenses: borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to bet in the stock market.

Our Research Team is in Demand!

We have been asked to present findings from our current state-local governance research to several groups, noted below. Contact us if you would like us to speak to your group!

June 11 - Dr. Matkin to Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers
June 7 - Dr. Matkin to Tiger Bay Sarasota
April 13 - Dr. Weissert to Broward Workshop
February 3 - Dr. Weissert to FLorida Philanthropic Network