Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Borenstein’

Life expectancy gains: new front in CA pension funding woes

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Daniel Borenstein of the Bay Area Newspaper Group had a sharp column Sunday pointing out that delays in acknowledging gains in life expectancy added to the long-term funding problems faced by CalPERS. "The mortality issue exemplifies how CalPERS has set the rates it charges too low. Retirement syst...

‘Paycheck protection': CA shouldn’t give up hope on checking unions yet

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
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After the failure of three ballot attempts in the past 15 years to require unions to give their members veto power over the use of their dues for political purposes, Californians hoping for a better balance of power in local and state government might be despairing. But for three reasons, I don't...

How would BART’s dishonesty, profligacy play in private sector?

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Two classic California outrages are captured perfectly in Dan Borenstein's appalling Conra Costa Times commentary over the weekend about how Bay Area Rapid Transit officials grossly misled the media on terms of their recent strike-ending labor deal. The first is the fact that many Golden State pu...

Steve Maviglio, pension sage: Why it’s a laughable spectacle

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

April 2, 2013 By Chris Reed Steve Maviglio, a leading consigliere to top Sacramento Democrats for more than a decade, now regularly pretends to  a new role. Even though he's on Speaker John Perez's payroll, Maviglio offers himself up on Twitter in the quasi-journalistic role of reasoned, reasonab...

They just don’t get it…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

May 16, 2012 By John Seiler "Humankind cannot bear very much reality," said T.S. Eliot. Nowdays, of course, American university professors brand him a "sexist" because he didn't say "peoplekind." "Human" implies "man," which excludes "woman," and so is sexist. But he sure was right about Californ...

Pension deniers attempt to shame reform advocates

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

May 16, 2012 By Brian Calle If you have not read or heard anything about California's unfunded public employee pension crisis, you've probably been living under a rock or, like union bosses and too many members of the state Legislature, the governor's office and local elected officials, you are ha...

Govt. Pension Crisis Gets Worse

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

John Seiler: An excellent article in today's Contra Costa Times by columnist Daniel Borenstein reports that the state's government pension crisis is even worse than we thought: IF THERE'S any hope of resolving the California public-employee pension dilemma, it must start with honest discussion of t...