Unions won big in California this November. Their ballot initiatives and Senate candidate won, in addition to helping Democrats regain their supermajority in the State Senate and Assembly. Even over half of their local candidates won. If there is ever a haven for unions, it is in California right now. Click here to read the […]
A newly released report reviewed over 300 American cities and a dozen of the top 20 most expensive cities, to do business, were in California. Not only that but Los Angeles and San Francisco were two of the top three cities on the list. Many of the problems that land California cities on this list […]
The 29th Senate district results have been counted and California Democrats have reclaimed their supermajority in both Senate and Assembly. By achieving a supermajority in the Senate and Assembly the Democrats have the potential to pass whatever laws they please. But just because they have a supermajority, doesn’t mean that every Democrat will vote yes […]
A new study from Claremont McKenna College’s Rose Institute ranks the West’s most costly cities for business, reports Southern California Public Radio. Twelve of the top twenty costliest cities were found to be in California as a result of high taxes and debt and a climate change program that inhibits business. Click here to read […]
Rapidly rising pension obligations have begun to result in reduced local government services, and unfunded pension liabilities may be up to $75,000 per California household, according to one Stanford University professor, writes the San Diego Union Tribune. Currently pending litigation may decide whether officials can curtail pension abuses. Click here to read the article.
America went red this election, but California went deep blue. In a year when the nation seemingly overwhelmingly sided with Republicans on issues, California voters chose the path of raising taxes and voting Democrat. California is the state that provided the base of support for Hillary Clinton, only time will tell if that support is […]
OPINION: Paying for public retirees has never cost L.A. taxpayers more. And that’s after pension reform
Los Angeles pension costs now cost the city 20 percent of its revenue, and reforms t0uted by city leaders will not produce savings for decades, reports the Los Angeles Times. Pensions cost Los Angeles taxpayers over $1 billion and the percentage of revenues dedicated to pensions has increased sharply in recent years. Click here to […]
It appears that California schools have some explaining to do. Some school districts like Brea-Olinda Unified School District proposed school bonds or tax increases to renovate old, deteriorating schools. But just last year these same schools were rated as good or even exemplary. Click here to read the article.
NEWS: ‘$100K Minimum Wage’ For 220,000 Highly-Compensated California Public Employees Costs Taxpayers $35B
Forbes has exposed nearly 220,000 California public employees for receiving six figure salaries, and has made available an interactive mapping tool citizens can use to learn more. The data reveals city manager salaries can top $400,000 in some cities – more than the President makes – and even assistant city managers average salaries in excess […]
The 2016 election is now over and Republicans find themselves in control of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. However, as America grew more red last week, California regained its deep blue status. Democrats have regained a supermajority in the State Assembly and possibly the State Senate, leaving the California GOP to ponder […]