Watch: Brian Watson speaking with CSPERA

Extremely grateful for the opportunity to present before CSPERA (Colorado School and Public Employees Retirement Association). In my remarks, I address key issues head on like direct benefit vs. direct contribution as well as what SB 200 means for long term PERA reform.

First and foremost, it’s important to remember that we absolutely must keep our promise to our current public employees throughout Colorado: our teachers, our first responders, etc.

We also must remember that PERA is so often caught in the crossfire while the politicians and many of our legislators have failed to act for years on tackling meaningful PERA solutions.

Let’s not put a politician in the Treasurer’s office in November - we need an outsider with real world financial experience to come in and get the job done for ALL of Colorado.