How Much Do Pensions Really Cost? 6

MARCH 11, 2011 By ED RING Earlier this week the Sacramento Bee hosted a chat on the topic “Should States Rethink Collective Bargaining.” In addition to journalists from the Bee, participants included Steve Greenhut, editor of CalWatchdog.org, and Art Pulaski,

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California E-waste Law Still a Bust 0

Lloyd Billingsley: California’s 2003 Electronic Waste Recycling Act (EWRA) is taking another hit, this time from the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. Sheila Davis, executive director of the watchdog group, told a legislative hearing that the law “is not working,” the

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CA 'Jobs Gap' Spikes Upward 0

MARCH 11, 2011 BY JOHN SEILER New unemployment figures released March 10 show that California’s Jobs Gap has jumped to 3.4 percent in January 2011. That’s up from 2.6 percent a year earlier, in January 2010. The “Jobs Gap” is

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Spending Still to Rise 31% by 2015 0

John Seiler: Do they take us for fools? I guess they do. Gov. Jerry Brown, Democrats running the Legislature, potentially some Republicans in the Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups and almost the whole state political

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Gov. Brown's Hypocrisy Over Tax Votes 0

This article first appeared in the San Francisco Examiner MARCH 11, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Republican efforts to trade a tax vote for a fiscal reform vote are going nowhere fast, as Gov. Jerry Brown continues to prove that he

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