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Modest-seeming CalSTRS pension estimate lacks key context

The California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers do a good job of promoting the narrative that state teacher pensions are very modest at best. It’s true that there aren’t the same type of outrageous stories that we see in

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Unlike Brown, Hawaii gov took on teachers — and paid

As someone who went to college in Hawaii and spent eight years there as a journalist, I know the state’s politics pretty well. It is so solidly Democrat that it only has one Republican in its state senate. This monolithic

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Why CalSTRS fix is impossible: It would force cut in teacher take-home pay

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is terribly underfunded. The last official report put its shortfall at $74 billion. State officials say it needs an infusion of $4 billion more money a year for decades to come. This week, as

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Some public employees are more equal than others 5

Jan. 1, 2013 By Chris Reed Happy New Year’s, everybody. I am sure that 2013 is the year that California turns the corner. OK, maybe not. But I am confident there will be 12 months this year, the Mayan crisis

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Water Board Dunks 'Animal Farm’ Policy 1

MARCH 24, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California policy makers are busy mandating wind and solar farms in its deserts. But along its coastline, the Water Quality Resources Control Board is busy enforcing inconsistent environmental policy right out of George Orwell’s

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