Nothing happened on that front in the last two-plus years, but now that times are bad, such ideas are on the table again:
CalSTRS, hit with significant investment losses in the past year, is preparing to ask the Legislature for billions of dollars in higher pension contributions from the state, school districts and teachers.
The request might not come for another year or so, and the higher rates might not kick in until even further down the road. But the California State Teachers' Retirement System is laying the groundwork now, prepping lawmakers and lobbyists on an issue that could meet with considerable resistance as the state struggles with a historic deficit and school districts are laying off teachers...
The process of seeking approval kicked into gear Tuesday, when Cal-STRS staff revealed that the fund's long-term funding gap had grown to $22.5 billion as of last June, up from $20.7 billion a year earlier. That's an annual measure of how much more CalSTRS says it needs to fund its pension benefits over the next 30 years.
I wonder if I'll get that retirement villa on the French Riviera after all.