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Fresno taxpayers object to misleading petition title and summary

A group of Fresno taxpayers hoping to overturn the city’s recent water rate hike has filed a formal complaint accusing the city attorney of issuing a biased and misleading title and summary for their referendum. It’s the latest development in

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Fresno mayor obstructs initiative process to save water rate hike

Fresno residents could see their water rates double, and in the process, all Californians could see their petition powers diminished, if a state appellate court doesn't act quickly on a lawsuit to stop strong-arm tactics by the city of Fresno. The battle

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Liberty wins in legislative committee

April 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, won one for the good guys today. But it’s just the opening round. AB 351 by Donnelly, The California Liberty Preservation Act, would declare indefinite detention of an California citizen,

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Bankruptcy judge rejects CalPERS’ claim to protected status

April 3, 2013 By Chris Reed As John Seiler pointed out here Tuesday, Monday’s court ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein isn’t seen as definitive. Yes, the city of Stockton can proceed with its bankruptcy filing. No, Klein doesn’t yet

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Yes, we can break public-employee pensions

First on a series on public pensions. Sept. 20, 2012 By Mark Cabaniss The politicians in charge of “doing something” about the ongoing California pension debacle like to play a little game. It goes like this:  They decry the high

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CalPERS Funding Might Be Only 40 Percent Funded

John Seiler: As we’ve been warning here on CalWatchDog.com for more than two years now, CalPERS’ funding is way too low. I’ve written before how CalPERS might only be funded at the 55 percent level. It turns out that even

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