Benefits

Former BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger (BART)

BART GM Says Ex-Official’s Pay Deserves Review

The top administrator for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System says her predecessor’s pay of $330,000 last year despite not working a single day warrants a review.

06/13/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose, Police Union Reach Pension Agreement

The city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.

04/26/2013

Ice cream makers, Ben & Jerry (credit: ADE JOHNSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben & Jerry’s Handing Out Free Ice Cream

A delicious tradition continues Tuesday with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops throughout the Bay Area and beyond giving away free scoops…

04/09/2013

Lesbian Wedding

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

(Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)

Military Benefits Extended To Same-Sex Partners

Pentagon officials say the department is not extending some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members because the issue requires more review and military leaders are worried that it might be unfair.

02/11/2013

(CBS)

Phil Matier: Public Sector Retirees At Center Of Pension Reform Debate

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the root of the argument for pension reform.

08/30/2012

(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Candidates In East Bay Congressional Race Squabbling Over Social Security

A tightly contested East Bay Congressional race is getting nastier and nastier by the day as the two candidates are at odds over Social Security benefits.

08/21/2012

(CBS)

Veterans Complain Of Huge Backlog At Oakland VA Office

Many veterans who attended Monday’s meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.

05/21/2012

Lesbian Wedding

SF Federal Judge Rules Denial Of Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Discriminatory

A federal judge in San Francisco has said the denial of insurance benefits to same-sex spouses is discriminatory.

04/05/2012

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: New System Delays Calif. Food Stamp Applications

A new system of processing applications for food stamps is leaving some Californians hungry, and waiting longer than they should for their benefits.

01/06/2012

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