August, 2010

Worse than you think

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

John Seiler: If you've been reading CalWatchDog.com, you've seen my pieces warning that the economy might not perform up to the expectations of Gov. Arnold and the leaders in the Legislature. Back on June 21, I warned that a recession well could be coming in 2011, making the budget mess much worse....

Good News, We Think…

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Anthony Pignataro: We're kinda torn on whether to celebrate this one: "The California Parole Apprehension Team (CPAT) -- created as part of the Governor's parole reforms -- in less than 8 months has arrested or located 2,598 parolees-at-large, a record for the fastest and largest reduction of fleei...

Redevelopment giveaway for Oakley?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

AUG. 31, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A small Contra Costa city appears to have an unusual amount of pull in the Capitol. A bill working through the Legislature would designate property tax revenues from a proposed power plant in the small city of Oakley, to specifically benefit the city's redevelopment ag...

LAT: UC Retirement Funds $20 Billion in Red

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

HealthyCal: Budget Votes Just a Show

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Bee: Fmr CalPERS Board Member Takes 5th

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Bee: Pension Reform in Limbo

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Cal Watch: End of Legislative Session Means Big Money

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Kalifornia Kinder Koncentration Kamps

Monday, August 30th, 2010

John Seiler: Childhood should be a time of exploring the universe opening up before one. It ought to be filled with joy, freedom, happiness and, yes, danger. It's danger that keeps life interesting. Not in the Kalifornia Kinder Koncentration Kamps. AP reports: RICHMOND, Calif.—California officia...

Unions' war on accountability

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Steven Greenhut: The LA teachers' union is livid over a Los Angeles Times series and database that enables readers and parents to look up the ratings of district teachers.  The unions have made it impossible to fire even abusive or incompetent teachers, and now they want to keep the public from kno...