L'Aristocracy de CalPERS

Steven Greenhut: Someone sent me this hilarious video about California’s government royalty. It’s a little long but very, very funny:

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Safety Officials Threaten Mutual Aid Cuts 0

DEC. 2, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A legislative committee that met this week to discuss whether budget cuts to California’s emergency management agencies would threaten mutual aid agreements, primarily reiterated the vastly divergent positions between agency directors who defended their

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Nunes, Issa Pitch Pension Openness 0

Steven Greenhut: I talked to Rep. Nunes’ office today regarding a serious pension reform proposal introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. Obviously, the feds can’t tell localities how they must fund their public pension plans, but they can

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Why Californians Go To Texas 0

DEC. 2, 2010 When will enough be enough for California? How much longer is California going to roll over for Texas? Or North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee or Utah? While these wonderful states are cherry-picking our surviving businesses, state

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Mary Nichols Helps a Business

John Seiler: Mary Nichols is the chairman of the California Air Resources Board. She’s the bureaucrat implementing AB 32, which voters just ratified in November by defeating Prop. 23. In this YouTube, Nichols helps a California businessman understand how things

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SF's Adachi Vows New Pension Effort 0

This article first appeared in City Journal. DEC. 2, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT San Francisco’s public-sector unions have been gloating following last month’s defeat of Proposition B, which would have required city employees to boost contributions to their generous pension

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Group Touts New Pension Initiative 13

DEC. 1, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT A pension reform organization has released a draft initiative plan for the 2012 ballot that would require public employees to pay half their retirement benefit costs, mandate defined contribution plans for new employees, significantly

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Arnold's Theme Song

John Seiler: Every great leader needs a theme song. Here’s Arnold’s: Here are the lyrics: If you could only see me I know exactly where I am You wouldn’t want to be me Oh, I can assure you of that

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Fast Rail's Iffy Ridership Claims 0

DE C. 1, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO In one of the many examples of inefficiency surrounding the proposed California High-Speed Rail system, there are currently two active lawsuits, largely consisting of the same parties and many of the same issues,

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Retrospective: Pork OD Kills Water Project 1

DEC. 1, 2010 By RICHARD TRAINOR When former San Francisco Mayor and California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said that a “political earthquake” is rumbling in the Central Valley over water he was right on the money, and it seems that

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