Posts Tagged ‘Steve Maviglio’

How rich: CTA parent group struggles with pension costs

Friday, May 30th, 2014
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The following news nugget almost has an Onion feel to it, it's such a perfect commentary on the aggressively dishonest Maviglian/union narrative about pension affordability. But it's legit. The California Teachers Association has spent years depicting complaints about the costs of pensions as bei...

Oposition swarms against splitting CA

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Like hornets rising from a disturbed nest, opposition is swarming against venture capitalist Tim Draper's proposed initiative to split dysfunctional California into six states, a couple of which might turn out functional. The Chronicle reports: "Steven Maviglio, a Democratic consultant, and Joe Rod...

Ruling on Chuck Reed’s pension initiative not end of the world

Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Editor's update, 2 p.m.: San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is reportedly suspending the initiative push until 2016 because the court delays related to the ballot language challenge will make it difficult for signature gatherers to meet deadlines -- not because of the ballot language the court said he must u...

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...

Trial lawyers’ front group continues to get helping hand from media

Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Consumer Watchdog's name should be Trial Lawyers' Helper. The organization aggressively works on many fronts to increase the ease with which trial lawyers can take money from people. If it is indeed a "consumer watchdog," than it would be transparent about its operations. It isn't. As Steve Maviglio...

Early warning on big 2014 story: CA trial lawyers’ power play

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks with fire victims Thursday.

In an unusually tart warts-and-all Sac Bee profile of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, reporter Chris Cadelago gives early notice on what will be a huge story in state politics next year: "A 2014 initiative advanced by Jones, a Sacramento Democrat, and Consumer Watchdog would give the insurance c...

CA Assembly pays women less; fewer in top staff positions

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
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The state Capitol remains a good old boys' club. Women who work for the California State Assembly face a glass ceiling, substantial pay inequities and limits to their career advancement. Female employees are paid less than their male counterparts, are less likely to serve in leadership roles and ...

Pension criticism=racism. Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Samuel Johnson's 1775 observation that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" has particular resonance nowadays, with civil libertarians who question our government's massive spying on 300 million-plus Americans being derided as tools of U.S. enemies. But when it comes to public employee ...

Maviglio upset about our optometry articles

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Our recent articles on an optometrists' bill upset powerful Democratic consultant Steve Maviglio, currently the spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles. Katy Grimes described how Maviglio is the News/Press contact for Bridging the Provider Gap, which favors SB 492. It's a bill br...

Fresh evidence that Jerry Brown’s pension fix fixed little

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

July 10, 2013 By Chris Reed The aura of self-congratulation surrounding the governor's office is particularly intense when it comes to the pension reform measure that Jerry Brown got through the Legislature in September. But I'm not like some other Cal Watchdog contributors who consider the measu...