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THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION (“PERA”) CRISIS IS DEBATED ON "THE AARON HARBER SHOW” -- $72 BILLION FUNDING GAP PROJECTED DURING HILLMAN-KENNEDY FACE-OFF.

A star line-up debates the PERA crisis o"The Aaron Harber ShowTM" this Friday, April 28th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, April 30th, at 2:00 pm on KBDI-TV Channel 12.  The television program, in its entirety, is now available in advance of its over-the-air broadcast premiere for viewing 24/7 on the Web at www.HarberTV.com.  The guests are:

  • Mark Hillman, former State Treasurer, former State Senator, and current Republican candidate for Treasurer.
  • Cary Kennedy, the author of education Amendment 23, a fiscal analyst, and current Democratic candidate for Treasurer.
  • Mark Schwane, the President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Meredith Williams, the Executive Director of PERA.

Highlights of the program include...

  • The current $11 billion funding gap versus a projected $72 billion funding gap.
  • Agreement that all current retirees should receive all the benefits promised to them.
  • The Legislature and Governor’s poor decision to unnecessarily increase PERA benefits.
  • Debate on the composition of the PERA Board, which currently has no formal employer representatives.
  • Several highlighted differences between Treasurer candidates Hillman and Kennedy.
  • Whether or not Colorado taxpayers are on the hook for a multi-billion dollar funding gap.

In addition to publicizing the show's broadcast times and content to your readers, viewers and listeners, please distribute this notice to your friends and colleagues.  Please refer them to www.HarberTV.com to view the show or to learn more about the program.  To create greater access to the program, please forward this message to any and all appropriate e-mail address lists you have.  Thank you.

Broadcast quality beta, mini-DV, and DVD copies are available immediately to television and radio stations for broadcast purposes as well as to print publications -- all exclusively for review and news purposes.

"The Aaron Harber Show" is a nonpartisan program which engenders informed discussion of critical issues.  It is available via over-the-air broadcast, cable, satellite, and the Internet.  For more information, contact Zachary Adler, Media Liaison, at Zachary@HarberTV.com or (303) 532-1130.  You can contact Aaron directly at (303) 666-6161 or Aaron@HarberTV.com.  Thank you.

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