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Court ruling praised by both sides of pension debate

For the second time in two years, the California Supreme Court has released a ruling on a large state issue that analysts say creates new uncertainty going forward. Last week, the court issued its long-awaited decision in a court case

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Tiered price ruling rocks CA water districts

A recent court ruling’s effects on water pricing have upset California’s already tenuous balance between cost and availability. As CalWatchdog.com reported last month, “the 4th District Court of Appeal struck down San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water fee plan because it violated Prop. 218’s restriction

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Court strikes down tiered water pricing in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano’s water fee usage plan ran afoul of Proposition 218’s taxpayer shield to protect taxpayers from being charged taxes disguised as fees and assessments. The goal of the tiered water plan was designed as a financial punishment for

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