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  • Beutner hears no 'answer' to budget deficit from mayoral candidates

     
    At a forum in the San Fernando Valley, the top five candidates for L.A. mayor were repeatedly pressed for specifics on that point by Austin Beutner, who served as first deputy mayor until mid-2011....
  • Brian D'Arcy, DWP union's power guy

    Brian D'Arcy, DWP union's power guy
    Sometimes L.A. politics seem like patty-cake, but when Brian D'Arcy gets in the game, the game gets serious. He's a third-generation union man, and the union he heads, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, is the DWP's biggest...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Is it time for politicians to get out of the pension business ?

     
    For Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...
  • Despite troubled analysis, House pension reform advances

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite a challenged analysis of the financial risks and rewards, the House is advancing a massive overhaul of the state retirement system that critics said would subject future workers to the wiles of Wall Street. The House...
  • DWP average pay rose 15%, despite flagging economy

    DWP average pay rose 15%, despite flagging economy
    Average employee pay at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rose 15% over the last five years, despite an economic slump that ravaged the city's budget, records released Tuesday show. DWP workers received significantly more generous pay...
  • DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay

    DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay
    Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose union is the single biggest contributor in the current mayoral race, earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011, according to a Times analysis of the most recent publicly available...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Is it time for Illinois to retire public pensions?

     
    Following up on my email dialogue on pensions last week with a spokesman for unionized state workers, this week I’m corresponding with Kristina Rasmussen, executive vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think-tank based in...
  • 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...
  • S.F. grudgingly backs Kaiser rate hike for public workers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it. The city's...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...