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Contra Costa supervisors paid twice for vehicle costs

Some members of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors are facing sharp questions about their ethics and honesty over perceived double-dipping on car allowances, Dan Borenstein of the Bay Area News Group reports. At the behest of Supervisors Mary

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Typical Sacramento: Weak CalSTRS fix made even weaker

So Gov. Jerry Brown is finally forced by events to come up with a CalSTRS pension rescue plan. And as Dan Borenstein points out, it’s so cautious that it doesn’t prevent CalSTRS’ underfunding from getting worse for some time to

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Discovered: a new way unions manipulate CA status quo

Californians who don’t belong to a public employee union have every right to feel as if the state is rigged against them. Because districting is based on population, not number of citizens, Democrats do better in Sacramento from the get-go

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How would BART’s dishonesty, profligacy play in private sector?

Two classic California outrages are captured perfectly in Dan Borenstein’s appalling Conra Costa Times commentary over the weekend about how Bay Area Rapid Transit officials grossly misled the media on terms of their recent strike-ending labor deal. The first is

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CA Dem lawmakers figuring out something rotten in CalPERS 8

March 19, 2013 By Chris Reed On Monday, the day that finally saw criminal charges filed over CalPERS’ brazen pay-to-play bribery scheme, there were signs that some Democratic state lawmakers finally are figuring out that believing California’s pension status quo

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This is Zen? Jerry Brown won’t fight for sole real achievement

Jan. 28, 2013 By Chris Reed The Jerry Brown ego trip is still running strong, nearly three months after he sold much of California and nearly all of the media on the idea that raising sales taxes on everyone and

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Mac Taylor’s budget happy talk draws more fire — deservedly 3

Nov. 18, 2012 By Chris Reed Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor’s budget report does have plenty of caveats that his somewhat upbeat view of coming years may never come to pass. But Taylor’s opening statement about there being a “strong possibility

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