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San Jose City Hall

State Auditor Report Finds San Jose Likely Overstated Future Pension Costs

The California State Auditor has released a new report showing San Jose officials likely overstated future pension costs by millions of dollars, with the higher figures used in the lead-up to June’s controversial pension reform measure.

08/22/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

2-Word Ballot Measure Mistake Could Cost Santa Clara Water District $548M

A two-word mistake could threaten a half-billion dollar tax measure in Santa Clara County.

08/20/2012

Hetch Hetchy

Hetch Hetchy Measure Qualifies For November SF Ballot

A measure that could eventually determine the fate of Hetch Hetchy Valley has qualified for the November ballot in San Francisco.

07/19/2012

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San Jose Casinos Look To Expand Card Club Operations

The two casinos fear they are losing too much business to Las Vegas and Indian gaming facilities.

05/03/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Union Sues City Over Pension Ballot Measure

San Jose’s police union is suing the city over a ballot measure that would reduce pension benefits.

03/20/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Poll Finds California Voters Support Brown’s Tax Plan

California voters overwhelmingly support Governor Jerry Brown’s call for higher taxes to help pay for education.

01/25/2012

Marijuana, pot

California Pot Bill Gaining Support For 2012 Ballot

But this time, advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use want pot growers to be treated like vineyard owners or microbrewers and only be taxed if they it.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/31/2011

San Francisco Voters To Decide Local Sales Tax Hike

San Francisco voters must decide this November whether to approve a ½-cent sales tax increase to replace a state sales tax surcharge that expired earlier this summer.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/28/2011

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

State Bill Would Block San Francisco Circumcision Ban

Two California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would pre-empt local governments from enacting laws regarding male circumcision and reserve such legislation for the state level.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Streets Bond Clears Key Hurdle Towards November Ballot

A $248 million bond measure to repair and improve San Francisco streets and sidewalks sailed out of committee Wednesday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/14/2011

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