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California Pension Reform

California Pension Cutters Bet Against Prosperity

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration with ...

California Cities On Verge Of Sweeping Reform

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business

(Updates with final vote counts) By Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 (Reuters) - Voters in San Jose and San Diego,...

Aaron Sankin

'Suck It Up And Vote For The Tax'

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- During a Thursday afternoon appearance at a conference filled with some of the heaviest hitters from worlds of business and politics,...

Shades of Brown: Cities and the Governor's Pension Reforms (Part 2)

John Mirisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Without serious pension reform, kiss new taxes or tax extensions goodbye, no matter how much money special interest groups or unions spend trying to sell us the latest bill of goods.

Shades of Brown: Cities and the Governor's Pension Reforms (Part 1)

John Mirisch | Posted 01.08.2012 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Even though there are those who would make it political, the subject of pension reform for government employees in California is not really a political issue: it's a mathematical issue.

POLL: Democratic Voters Want Pension Reform

latimes.com | Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Sacramento-- California voters want government employees to give up some retirement benefits to help ease the state's financial problem...

Vernon City Admin. Gets Almost $520,000 In Annual Pension

washingtonpost.com | Karen Tumulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Whoever it was who came up with the phrase "golden years" might have had Bruce Malkenhorst Sr. in mind. The retired city administrator of Vernon, C...

California's Model "Newocrat": David Crane's Crusade for Pension Reform and High-Speed Rail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Those who inhabit a paradigm of fiscal responsibility combined with investment in infrastructure and education are "newocrats." California has such a model "newocrat" in the person of David Crane.