Category Archives: Public Employee Unions

The public pension bomb

Steven Malanga and Dan DiSalvo of the Manhattan Institute join John Stossel to talk about America’s underfunded government-pension systems—the costs of which are consuming larger portions of state and city tax revenues, squeezing budgets, and limiting vital public services (as … Continue reading

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In Sacramento, Democrats are run by the unions

By Jon Coupal | June 6 marks the 40th anniversary of voters’ overwhelming approval of Proposition 13, which has been protecting all California taxpayers ever since. Some people mistakenly think Prop. 13 protects only homeowners, because it cut the property … Continue reading

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California’s legislative Democrats answer to public employee unions

By John Moorlach | This past year, many California legislators had the answer of who dominates them: the public-employee unions. Bill after bill, these wealthy unions showed who runs Bouncy Castles For Sale those under the Capitol dome, showing the … Continue reading

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Cities facing fiscal mess plead with CalPERS as pensions consume budgets

By Steven Greenhut | If you ask the union-controlled California Public Employees’ Bouncy Castles For Sale Retirement System about the state’s looming pension crisis, you’re likely to get this answer: What pension crisis? But the story was much different at … Continue reading

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Democratic governor hopefuls genuflect to unions

By Sal Rodriguez | Democratic candidates for governor flocked to Riverside last week to pay their respects to the most important constituency of the Democratic Party: public employee unions. On Wednesday and Thursday, John Chiang, Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa … Continue reading

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Taxpayers pay for lobbying in Sacramento

By Jon Coupal | The latest lobbying reports are out in Sacramento, showing how much special interests are spending to influence lawmakers. After reading the reports, you can’t blame taxpayers for feeling like the man who has been unjustly condemned … Continue reading

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How about naming rights for the state capitol building?

By Joel Fox | For $12 million a year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to offer naming rights to the field within Dodger Stadium on which the ball club plays. If that helps the Dodgers meet its budget obligations, perhaps … Continue reading

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Public employee union bill (AB 1250) will drive up California counties’ costs of providing services

EDITOR’S NOTE: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva voted for this bill on June 1. By Steven Greenhut| Municipal governments exist to provide essential services, such as law enforcement, firefighting, parks and recreation, street repairs and programs for the Cheap Disco Dome Bouncy … Continue reading

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CDA CMA CNA CHA CTA SEIU CCPOA

Gibberish to you, but not to candidates for governor. By David Crane | Ask the average Californian what those acronyms stand for and you’ll draw a blank stare. Ask a candidate for governor and they’ll snap to attention. Those acronyms … Continue reading

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New data tells old story of public employee greed

By Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator | Yet another prominent study highlights the depth of California’s and the nation’s pension crisis. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a report on the “state pension funding gap” — i.e., the $1.1 trillion-dollar … Continue reading

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