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CA imposes taxes near highest in the U.S.

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April 16, 2014 By John Hrabe. If Tax Day 2014 had you feeling down, consider how much less you would have paid in another state. According to a report on state and local tax rates published by WalletHub, California has the second-highest local and state tax burden in the country. The average resident of the Golden State, according tho the survey, pays $9,509 in annual state and local states. That puts Californi...

Teacher takes on the teachers’ unions’ agenda

Teacher takes on the teachers’ unions’ agenda
April 15, 2014 By John Seiler. CalWatchDog.com Editor-in-Chief Brian Calle interviews Rebecca Friedrichs. She is an Orange County schoolteacher who is fighting for her right not to be associated with the political activity the nation's most powerful union, the National Education Association, and its state affiliate, the California Teachers' Association. She's ready to take her fight all the way to the United States Su...

CalSTRS unfunded liability hits new high

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April 14, 2014 By James Poulos. The California State Teachers' Retirement System just announced it faces $73.7 billion in long-term liabilities. Left untouched, that would spell bankruptcy in 2043. For critics of California's public-employee pensions programs, the grim numbers heighten the urgency for reform. If CalSTRS wants to address its shortfall, it has to get legislative approval. CalSTRS is the product...

Video: Teacher challenges teachers’ unions

Video: Teacher challenges teachers’ unions
April 14, 2014 By John Seiler. CalWatchDog.com Editor-in-Chief Brian Calle interviewed Rebecca Friedrichs, a 25-year Orange County school teacher. She is tired of the California Teachers' Association and its parent union, the National Education Association, taking her money without her consent for their political agenda. She's going to take her fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
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