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  • It's A Gray Area: Country needs us to set it on right path

    Many things are not going well for us and our country. So where do we go from here? Well, as people sometimes say when playing bridge, let's review the bidding. For every dollar the federal government spends, it is borrowing or printing 20 cents. That...
  • Some Burbank city workers to get refund

    Burbank will be refunding $302,000 to roughly 84 city employees after discovering that $50 deductions from their paychecks over the course of nearly a decade were illegal under federal tax law. The deductions, which were made to fund retirement...
  • State pension fund earnings beat marks

    State pension fund earnings beat marks
    The Maryland state employees' pension system reported last week that it grew to more than $40 billion during the 12 months that ended June 30 as it posted a 10.6 percent return on its investments. That performance exceeds both the state's assumption...
  • Bruce Malkenhorst: Poster boy for public employee pensions?

    Bruce Malkenhorst: Poster boy for public employee pensions?
    If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst. Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
  • S.F. supervisors back Kaiser rate hike, demand more transparency

    S.F. supervisors back Kaiser rate hike, demand more transparency
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has reluctantly approved a Kaiser Permanente rate hike for more than 45,000 public employees and their families, after aggressively pressing the nonprofit healthcare coverage provider for months to...
  • Myopia that bankrupted Detroit is shared by many

    Detroit's bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bonds and other debt that make it...
  • DP Buzz: Public pension contracts

    Editors' Note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries

    California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries
    Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

    Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law
    The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system. The lawsuit is the...
  • L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises

    L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises
    At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn. The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....