ATR Op-Ed in Townhall Urges California Pension Against Private Prison Divestment

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Posted by James Setterlund on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, 9:26 AM PERMALINK

In his op-ed for Townhall, ATR’s Ryan Goff examined the result of politically motivated divestments from CalPERS’ portfolio, finding lost revenues exceeding $3.5 billion. As demonstrated in his piece, the state’s pension is only 70% funded and the prospect of further divestment away from private prisons — potentially renewed after the recent passage of Assembly Bill 32 banning state contracts with such prisons — only stands to exacerbate a critical problem. Read the full op-ed here.

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