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Shine the light on PERS

Rarely do I agree with the opinions of columnist Victor Joecks, but bringing the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada into the sunlight is one that I do agree with. (Friday Review-Journal).

I am a grateful recipient of PERS benefits and have no problem with anyone knowing how much I receive, how long I worked and for what agency I did so. Why? Because I earned my benefits with the very hard work of teaching students the skills they needed to be successful.

If it were not for the defined-benefits portion of my compensation package that Mr. Joecks so vehemently loathes, I would not have taught for Clark County because the stated dollar compensation was inadequate.

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