CAPITAL IDEAS: Reforming California’s Pension System

California governments owe their current and future retirees maybe as much as $600 billion. But the governments aren’t going to pay. Taxpayers will be handed the bill, and in some cities, each household is on the hook for more than $50,000. In at least one municipality, the household share of the liability exceeds that city’s median household income.

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