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Treasurer Walker Stapleton announces re-election campaign
and leadership team
July 11, 2013
DENVER, CO—Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced today that he will seek re-election to serve a second term as Colorado’s Treasurer. First elected in 2010, Treasurer Stapleton has spent his first term successfully advocating fiscally responsible policies for Colorado.
During his first term, Treasurer Stapleton has used his post in the Treasurer’s office to put pro-jobs and pro-taxpayer policies in place. Among his many accomplishments are consolidating Colorado’s debt issuance process, which has already saved taxpayer money, and the refinancing of Colorado’s unemployment insurance saving businesses money and protecting jobs.
“Our accomplishments in the Treasurer’s office are not partisan or controversial but examples of common sense solutions for the taxpayers of Colorado,” stated Treasurer Stapleton. “My office is not concerned with grabbing headlines but rather we’ve focused on keeping our head down, safely investing taxpayers money, correcting inefficient government policies and serving Colorado’s taxpayers. During my second term, I will continue following these policies.”
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Stapleton legislation paying off for Coloradans
July 9, 2013
Legislation written in 2012 by Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is already making a positive impact on Colorado taxpayers, according to a treasurer’s office news release. Read More...
Education finance reform - buyer beware
Guest Commentary by Walker Stapleton
Colorado Springs Gazette
May 30, 2013
This November, Colorado will be given the opportunity to vote for a more than $1 billion tax increase to fund Colorado education. This initiative will be sold to taxpayers as money for books, computers and better student/teacher ratios - all the necessities our kids need to have a better, more fulfilling education. But, as voters take a closer look, this tax increase, masked as education funding, is also another mechanism to keep our sinking public pension system afloat. Read More...
Stapleton knows Colo.’s economic concerns
Durango Herald Editorial
March 17, 2013
Colorado’s state treasurer is well-known for his concern that the pension promises made to state employees are too magnanimous and will fall short, obligating the state’s general fund to make up the difference. That expecting a year-after-year 8 percent return in the investment marketplace is unrealistic, and when combined with current employee and state payroll contributions will not sustain the defined benefit plan’s payouts. Read More...
Treasurer Stapleton: Colorado’s pension system is in crisis
March 13, 2013
Colorado’s public pension system is not sustainable and the state could be in a budget crisis if the system’s issues are not addressed, says state Treasurer Walker Stapleton. Read More...
Carroll: No trust in PERA trustee Stapleton
Denver Post Opinion by Vincent Carroll
October 5, 2011
It's not often that an elected official is accused of intending to break laws he's never breached and ignore his oath of office. Then again, it's not often that an elected official — in this case state Treasurer Walker Stapleton — challenges the complacency of the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association.
Liddick: Enough PERA secrecy
Summit Daily Opinion by Morgan Liddick
October 3, 2011
Let's say you're a trustee for the Glominoid Corporation's pension fund, which has hundreds of thousands of members and annual expenditures of $2.5 billion, funding more than 70,000 retirees. You know for a fact that the fund is seriously undercapitalized, and suspect the top few percent of recipients are gaming the system to receive benefits far out of proportion to their contributions. Read More..