February, 2010

State clamps down on employees using Twitter, Facebook

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

State's Unions Win Another Court Battle

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The state worker furlough situation is getting curiouser and curiouser. Yesterday Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that furloughed workers are entitled to back pay due to the furloughs, and ordered the state to "cease and desist the furlough of such employees." Roesch is the...

Tough decisions

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Heard this very interesting commentary by Sacramento Bee editorial page editor Stuart Leavenworth this morning on Capital Public Radio. Hooked to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent (and bizarre) statement that "the worst is over" as far as the state's economic troubles are concerned, Leavenwort...

Jerry Brown spills the beans on Anthem investigation

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Fed judge: No more cuts in adult day care

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Furloughed workers owed back pay

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Meg Whitman says gay adoption is good, gay marriage bad

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Community colleges oversell 0.7% enrollment decline

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Feb. 26, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK The chancellor for California's community colleges lamented a 0.7% decline in the system's enrollment yesterday, reporting that more than 200,000 students will be "unfunded" -- that is, enrolled beyond schools' funded capacities -- this term. This announcement came a...

Will "Going Green" Backfire?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

With nearly every politician -- from city councils to state legislators, governors  and congress - embracing green technology as the cause du jour, they don't realize that with every bill signed, they may be actually killing the industry. It's kind of like reverse psychology. Politicians will kill...

6 Reps sign on to union giveaway

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Despite new attention on excessively costly pension giveaways and on disability abuses by state employees, the Assembly is pushing forward an astounding and potentially costly benefit expansion for public safety workers in a bill co-authored by six Republicans. Current law requires the workers comp ...