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Pension Commission News: LCPR Staff and Others Critical of Legislative Study; 8.5% Assumed Rate of Return; Getting Ready for GASB and More by Kim Crockett

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As promised by Chairman Morrie Lanning, the pension commission (LCPR)  met last week to tackle the “big issues.” The quieter interim is a good time for members to study this complex subject. Now let’s see what the commission and legislature do with this opportunity for clarity. On the Agenda: The pensions study ordered by the […]

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The Solyndra – Walmart Connection By Paul Chesser — National Legal & Policy Center blog

A lot has been said about the ties of George Kaiser, a campaign contribution bundler for President Obama’s 2008 campaign, to the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal that likely has cost taxpayers $535 millionthanks to a Department of Energy loan guarantee. Kaiser’s investment firm, Argonaut Venture Capital, held over 35 percent of the failed solar company’s stock – more than anyone else. […]

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Why can’t I buy electricity at the farmers’ market? By Bill Glahn

Walmart is America’s largest grocer.  Yet farmers’ markets seem to be more popular than ever.  Both can survive and thrive because they offer consumers distinct choices and cater to different types of customers.  At Walmart, I can save money, live better, and buy a can of “dolphin safe” tuna at a competitive price.  At my local farmers’ […]

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