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  • Greuel to explore pension changes for existing city employees, backer says

     
    A co-chairman of Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel’s mayoral campaign told business leaders Wednesday that his candidate will explore an increase in the retirement age for current city workers. A day before she is set to meet with the......
  • Senate’s $74.3 billion budget differs over education issues

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's released its $74.3 billion budget, and it looks a lot like the House's $74.4 billion spending plan in a lot of places — with the exception of education funding where the Senate takes an approach closer to Gov. Rick...
  • Gov. Brown to share details on public employee pension deal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown will fly to Los Angeles Tuesday to spell out the terms of a deal to cut costs to the state’s pension system that was brokered this week by Democrats and the state’s elected officials....
  • Ron Kaye: Glendale's decision, L.A's problem

    Ron Kaye: Glendale's decision, L.A's problem
    This is a tale of two cities — yours and mine, each with its own water and power utility companies. In your city, base rates for electricity did not go up for six years until the City Council narrowly approved a plan last week to raise rates by...
  • Justices weigh pension changes

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court Friday questioned whether the Florida Legislature violated a contract with 572,000 teachers, prison guards, nurses and other public employees when it began requiring them to contribute 3 percent to their...
  • Public employees loud in criticism of pension overhaul by Democratic allies

     
    Public employee unions dislike some of the pension overhaul plan....
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • Live: Filner resigns, says he's victim of witch hunt

    Live: Filner resigns, says he's victim of witch hunt
    Bob Filner will step down effective Aug. 30 as mayor of San Diego after the City Council Friday approved an agreement involving a sexual harassment case brought against Filner and the city by his former director of communications. In a 7-0 vote, the...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Jerry Brown's new pension plan

     
    The Times' Sacramento Bureau reporter Anthony York will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss details of Gov. Jerry Brown's new pension plan. The plan, announced Tuesday, would rein in public pension costs by raising the retirement age, capping benefits...
  • Union leader defends Villaraigosa in the wake of pension vote

     
    Pension reform: A day after the Los Angeles City Council backed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's push to roll back pensions for newly hired city employees, the president of one of the state's biggest private sector unions defended the mayor, saying he is "not...
  • L.A. City Council approves pension reforms despite protests

     
    Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65 for new civilian employees. The council voted 14-0 to approve the plan,...