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  • 99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

     99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost
    Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension. Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police...
  • California cracks down on wage theft by employers

    State regulators are wielding a new tool to combat the intractable problem of employer wage theft, which costs workers an estimated $390 million a year. The California controller, working with the state labor commissioner, is demanding restitution...
  • Democrats keep cash lead in races for financial posts

    Democrats keep cash lead in races for financial posts
    Betty Yee, the Democratic candidate for controller, has more than double the amount of campaign funds available compared to her Republican rival, according to new documents filed with the state. Yee, a member of the Board of Equalization, has nearly...
  • John Chiang is best choice for California treasurer

    John Chiang was the best candidate for state treasurer in the June primary, and he's the best candidate now. A lawyer and a Democrat who is termed out of his job as state controller after eight years, Chiang has the experience and the political and...
  • California ends fiscal year with extra cash for first time since 2007

    California ends fiscal year with extra cash for first time since 2007
    California marked another financial milestone last month, ending the fiscal year with leftover cash for the first time since 2007, according to a new report from the state controller. The general fund had $1.5 billion in cash as of June 30, the report...
  • Pension 'spiking' to cost CalPERS nearly $800 million, controller says

    Taxpayers and local governments are on the hook to pay nearly $800 million stemming from "legal" pension spiking over the next two decades, the state controller said Tuesday. The price tag came as Controller John Chiang issued a new audit of the...
  • Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million

    SACRAMENTO — A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller...
  • City of Bell's second chance

     City of Bell's second chance
    Since the Bell corruption scandal broke four years ago, the tiny town has transformed itself from one of the most closed to one of the most transparent cities in the nation. Evidence of the turnaround can be found on the city's website, where...
  • More public-employee pension nonsense in California

    To the editor: An oxymoron is a figure of speech producing an incongruous, self-contradictory effect, as in "employee retirement contribution." ("Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million," Sept. 9) State Controller John Chiang's audit says...
  • Audit faults Cudahy as government in chaos

    Audit faults Cudahy as government in chaos
    When three city officials were arrested trying to shake down a marijuana dispensary owner, Cudahy was branded a town where bribes were routine and elections were rigged. On Tuesday, state officials added one more indignity to Cudahy's battered...
  • Estimate of how much state owes for retiree healthcare keeps rising

    SACRAMENTO -- While lawmakers begin discussing ways to fix California's cash-strapped teacher pension system, another long-term financial problem continues to fester. The cost of providing healthcare to retired state workers is $64.6 billion more than...