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Facts and Figures
2011Reports on the right, will update graphs when I can
All data reflects combined information for the 3 major pension plans of the City of Pittsburgh: Police, Fire and General Municial pension plans.
Act 205 Reports
Business? Evaluating the Use of Pension
Obligation Bonds. Government Finance
Review, June 2003. Jim Burnham.
City of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Funds, Annual Report, December 31, 2000.
Municipal bond sales via the Internet: the story of Pittsburgh's electronic auction. Government Finance Review, August 1, 1998.
What to do about municipal pensions. April 2009. University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics, Pensions Subcommittee
City of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund. Auditor General
Pennsylvania Department of Communtiy and Economic Development. Municipal Pension Handbook.
Official Statement City of Pittsburgh 1998ABC General Obligation Bond (Pension Bond)
City of Pittsburgh Proposed Pension Restructuring, August 2, 1996.
Wasting Disease, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 1, 1978
Ailing Municipal Pension Funds Studied, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 27, 1979
Public Pension Woes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 4, 1980
Council Approves Reform of City Pension System, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 2, 1982.
Council Adpots Pension formula, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1987
Murphy Urges Pension Fund Solution. April 19, 1997.
Council, Mayor, review City's Pension Fund. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 28, 1998.
Pension Plan Rescue gets extension, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 17, 1998.
States and cities risk bigger losses to fund pensions By Mary Williams Walsh , New York Times, October 12, 2003
Cities Start Adding Up Retiree Cost. Pittsburgh Business Times, February 17, 2006
drain city budget, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 23, 2006
Mapping Out a Crisis: Where do city pension dollars wind up. Pittsburgh City Paper, October 30, 2008
pay-as-you-go budget earns OK, grumbles, Pittsburgh Tribune Review,
December 17, 2008
Finance director: Pittsburgh's pension liabilities could top $1 billion . Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 28, 2009
City’s loss in EMS pension case could spur others, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 25, 2010