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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

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Many Votes From Tuesday’s California Primary Still Uncounted

The votes are all in for the California primary but many remained uncounted Wednesday, leaving some races still up in the air, notably the statewide question on whether to increase the tax on tobacco to fund cancer research.

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 California polling place

California’s Top-Two Primary System Produces Surprising Results

Though there wasn’t any confusion amongst voters, officials said that might not be the case come November.

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

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

California Voters Pass Proposition 28, Reforming Term Limits

The measure would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature, but it would allow them to serve all 12 years in one house.

06/05/2012

A California polling place

Low Turnout In California Primary Despite Sweeping Proposals

California’s statewide primary election was marked Tuesday by light turnout at polling sites and few problems for voters even as the state tested out some sweeping political reforms.

06/05/2012

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San Francisco To Decide On Garbage, Coit Tower In June Primary

A measure on the June ballot in San Francisco would require the city’s waste collection services be put up for competitive bidding, but the proposal’s opponents claim it would create an unnecessary bureaucratic headache.

05/15/2012

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Calif. Assembly Passes Bill For June 2012 Presidential Primary

A bill to bump next year’s presidential primary in California from February to June and save the state about $100 million in election costs has passed the state Assembly.

CBS San Francisco–04/11/2011

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California Could Save Money By Moving Primary – Again

California lawmakers were poised this week to consider a bill that would return California’s presidential primary to a later date – a move that could save the cash-strapped state millions of dollars.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/15/2011

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