Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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CalPERS lowers investment forecasts, liabilities to increase

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) has decided to lower its discount rate from 7.5 percent to 7.0 percent, which will cause pension costs to rise for state and local government agencies. CalPERS’s discount rate is... (Continue reading)

California birth rate hits record low

California’s birth rate has fallen to a record low, dropping below the lowest level during the Great Depression. [Sac Bee] The state’s current rate is 12.42 live births per 1,000 people, according to a report released Monday by the California... (Continue reading)

Passing laws to break laws

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE In its paroxysm of over-the-top liberalism, the new Democratic supermajority in California’s state legislature is introducing a package of bills to protect sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants. The legislature is poised to pass laws to create... (Continue reading)

Death row inmate who killed Atascadero couple dies

A longtime death row inmate who was convicted of a 1988 brutal double murder in Atascadero died in a hospital near San Quentin State Prison Tuesday evening. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Dennis Duane Webb’s death... (Continue reading)

California Democrats try to thwart Trump’s immigration policies

California Democrats are introducing a host of bills aimed at stopping President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies, real or perceived, from taking effect in the state. One package of bills consists of urgent measures that, if passed, would take effect immediately.... (Continue reading)

California Democrat Party considering financial disclosure rules

In response to a controversy involving one of its leaders, the California Democratic Party is considering a new rule that would require its officials to disclose any compensation they receive in exchange for advocating for a statewide ballot measure or... (Continue reading)

No new oil drilling on the Central Coast

The Obama Administration announced Friday that there will be no new oil drilling leases on the Central Coast of California for at least five years. [KCBX] The federal government’s new oil and gas leasing program for offshore federal waters through... (Continue reading)

Andrea Seastrand declared California’s taxfighter of the year

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) named former congresswoman and San Luis Obisop County resident, Andrea Seastrand, the “2016 Taxfighter of the Year.” Seastrand currently serves as the president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association (CCTA). She recently led the... (Continue reading)

California needs an honest initiative system

OPINION by DAN DOW I am deeply saddened that a majority of California voters were misled to believe that the early release of prisoners from state prison would only apply to truly nonviolent crimes. The initiative system must be changed... (Continue reading)

California janitor earns more than a quarter million

A custodian who works for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system received more than $270,000 in total compensation last year, including more than $160,000 in overtime pay, according to Transparent California, a database of pay and retirement benefits. Liang... (Continue reading)



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