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San Jose City Hall

San Jose To Implement Pension Reform For New Hires

The San Jose City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that will implement a second tier pension plan for new employees.

08/28/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Scores Partial Win In California Pension Reform Battle

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systemic reforms to California’s badly underfunded public pension system that he says will save taxpayers billions of dollars over time.

08/28/2012

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

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pension Reform Tops Agenda As California Legislature Returns From Recess

California’s State Legislature returned to work Monday from its summer recess with pension reform topping their agenda as well as hundreds of bills they still need to consider.

08/06/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown, Democrats Fail To Reach Pension Reform Deal

The governor said he couldn’t reach a deal with lawmakers on his comprehensive proposal that included raising the retirement age and moving workers to a hybrid pension-401(k) system.

07/03/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: Pension Reform, Foie Gras Ban Coming To California

If the Governor’s tax proposal has any chance of passing in November, a government reform measure is due and legislators only have until June 28 to vote on any such measure.

06/25/2012

San Jose City Hall

San Jose’s Pension Costs Interfering With Essential City Services

Rising pension costs are decimating essential city services, according to a grand jury report issued Wednesday.

06/14/2012

SJFD

California Pension Cuts May Have Ripple Effect

Decisive victories for ballot proposals cutting retirement benefits for government workers in two of the largest cities in the U.S. emboldened advocates seeking to curb pensions in state capitols and city halls across the nation.

06/06/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Flurry Of Lawsuits In Aftermath of San Jose’s Measure B Passage

Less than 24 hours after San Jose voters approved an overhaul of city employee pensions, unions representing police officers and firefighters filed suit.

06/06/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Voters Approve Pension Overhaul By Wide Margin

San Jose’s much-debated pension reform Measure B passed with 70 percent approval on Tuesday, marking a major victory for Mayor Chuck Reed, who has been watched nationally for his attempts to rein in retirement costs.

06/05/2012

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