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LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

Someone should come up with a T-shirt reading, “STAY CALM AND LET PROP. 30 END.” Maybe sell it and make a few bucks for ya. At least before taxes. California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor’s recent “The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal

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CalPERS retirees soon to surpass workers

Outgoing San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, the Democratic pension reformer, has a great joke. He says that, soon, his city will have a single employee; whose only job will be to mail pension checks to retirees. CalPERS is gettin’ there.

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CA work comp costs soaring

Amid almost complete failure, the one signature achievement of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s seven years as governor was reform of the expensive workers compensation system. Now that’s gone. His other promises — to refuse to increase taxes and to “blow up the

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John Vasconcellos era fades at CA DMV

April 26, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2008, when I renewed my vehicle registration online at www.ca.dmv.gov, I ended up laughing raucously. Why? Because when I finished the 90-second process, the DMV website had this message: “CONGRATULATIONS! “Your online registration

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