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State voters did the right thing 0

June 11, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Several years ago, Fullerton Councilman Dick Jones cornered me at a political event, asked my opinion on the use of eminent domain by city governments, then began to lecture me about the

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California voters OK 63% of tax measures 13

June 8, 2012 By Chriss Street Local voters approved 63 percent — or 55 of the 87 — local tax, bond or fee measures on the June 5, 2012 California primary ballot, according to Michael Coleman, the creator of CaliforniaCityFinance.com.

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Election boosts privatization drives 0

June 8, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Voters in San Jose and San Diego sent a loud, clear message to public employees unions this week that they can no longer expect gold-plated benefit packages and immunity from private competition. Santa Cruz

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Pension reform or double-dip storm in San Diego and San Jose? 65

June 6, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A pension reform ballot proposition was passed by the voters in the city of San Diego by a margin of 66.2 percent in favor to 33.8 percent opposed.. A similar pension reform measure in

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CA pension reform opponents squawking about election results 55

June 5, 2012 By Brian Calle Voters in San Diego and San Jose, recognizing the budget havoc wreaked by public employee pensions, the undue influence of public employee unions and the dire need for reform, voted decisively on ballot measures

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Special Series: California counties are more at risk of going belly up 16

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. April 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi There are many California cities likely to be facing future stress to their operating fund budgets

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Special Series: Local Governments Face Bankruptcy Quandary 82

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. MARCH 16, 2012 By JOHN SEILER Bankruptcy is the boogeyman haunting governments across America. It’s not a question of if more cities

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