The Educated Guess: More CalSTRS pressure on lawmakers

By John Fensterwald – Educated Guess

What a difference a quarter of 1 percent makes.

The decision last week by the board of the California State Teachers Retirement System to lower the expected rate of return on investments from 7.75 percent to 7.50 percent equates to an additional $475 million that school districts and the State Legislature must eventually contribute annually to make up for the shortfall and keep the pension fund healthy. That’s on top of the $4 billion extra per year that CalSTRS says contributors should already start paying to compensate for the big hit that investments took when the market tanked in 2008.

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