Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says He's Reducing Dysfunction Of State GovernmentKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier parses through whether Jerry Brown is doing a better job than his predecessors.
Moody’s Says California Pension Reform A Positive StepMoody’s is calling California’s pension reform plan a positive development for the state and local governments.
Leading State Democrat Praises Accomplishments Of Legislative SessionThe legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
California Lawmakers Approve Pension Changes Supported By BrownThe state Legislature has approved a package of changes to California’s public employee pension system that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars, even as Republican lawmakers said much more needs to be done.
Phil Matier: Public Sector Retirees At Center Of Pension Reform DebateKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the root of the argument for pension reform.
Law Restricts Pension Cuts For California State WorkersThe bulk of the projected savings in the pension-reform deal announced by Gov. Jerry Brown won’t be felt for decades because most of the proposed changes will affect employees who have yet to be hired.
San Jose To Implement Pension Reform For New HiresThe San Jose City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that will implement a second tier pension plan for new employees.
Gov. Brown Scores Partial Win In California Pension Reform BattleGov. 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.
State Auditor Report Finds San Jose Likely Overstated Future Pension CostsThe 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.
Pension Reform Tops Agenda As California Legislature Returns From RecessCalifornia’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.
Brown, Democrats Fail To Reach Pension Reform DealThe 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.
Melissa Griffin: Pension Reform, Foie Gras Ban Coming To CaliforniaIf 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.
San Jose's Pension Costs Interfering With Essential City ServicesRising pension costs are decimating essential city services, according to a grand jury report issued Wednesday.
California Pension Cuts May Have Ripple EffectDecisive 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.
Flurry Of Lawsuits In Aftermath of San Jose’s Measure B PassageLess than 24 hours after San Jose voters approved an overhaul of city employee pensions, unions representing police officers and firefighters filed suit.