Breaking News-August, 2012

Fighting public service ‘corruption’

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Aug. 27, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- During recent travels to Madison and Milwaukee for some research about reform-minded Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's survival of a union-backed recall, I found little residual anger among the friendly folks there, despite seemingly endless pi...

Bankruptcy no panacea for pensions

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Aug. 20, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Municipal bonds have long been among the safest investments, but a coming wave of municipal bankruptcies in California -- and the disturbing way one of those cities is stiffing its bondholders -- could change perceptions about the wisdom of lending m...

Mayor takes on Anaheim violence

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- After Tom Tait was sworn in as mayor of Anaheim in November 2010, he issued a statement announcing the city's commitment to "kindness and freedom." One reader -- knowing this to be the type of governmental hubris that's almost too easy to lampoon -- ur...

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