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State's Unions Win Another Court Battle 0

The state worker furlough situation is getting curiouser and curiouser. Yesterday Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that furloughed workers are entitled to back pay due to the furloughs, and ordered the state to “cease and desist the furlough

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Tough decisions 0

Heard this very interesting commentary by Sacramento Bee editorial page editor Stuart Leavenworth this morning on Capital Public Radio. Hooked to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent (and bizarre) statement that “the worst is over” as far as the state’s economic troubles

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Is pension reform dead? 3

Today Jon Ortiz of the Sacramento Bee reported that since neither Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger nor Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman will publicly support California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility‘s proposed pension reform initiative, the group will abandon efforts to get the

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Future state retiree health benefits to top $51.8 billion 0

State Controller John Chiang released a report yesterday that calculates the dollar-amount value of the health and dental benefits now accrued by current state employees and retirees. His total? $51.8 billion, or the equivalent of 17 years in CalPERS shortfalls.

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State of the Union 3

Those wishing to understand the full power public employee unions hold over state government — or who simply feel too good about life in general and want to come down a few notches — ought to peruse today’s new Legislative

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Mixed reviews to Baugh's gauntlet 0

Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh told me today that his speech, delivered at the county central committee the night before the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, calling on the his county party to withhold its endorsement from candidates

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CalPERS is following us! 0

Not exactly sure why, but CalPERS is now following us on Twitter. This surprises us, mostly because we had no idea the state’s Public Employee Retirement System even knew that the social media site Twitter existed, or that they’d have

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Interview With A Candidate 0

I just finished an interesting interview with California’s Insurance Commissioner and candidate for Governor, Steve Poizner. Among the topics of discussion were his plans for immediate economic relief for the state upon taking office, how to permanently cut the size

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A minimum standard 0

Seems the Orange County Republican Party is finally getting serious about public employee unions. I’ve always thought it hilarious that the party of Ronald Reagan, limited government and union-busting always seemed to cash big campaign checks from public employee PACs

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