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Preparing for the Tsunami: Health Insurance Rates Spiral Downward

We now have all the evidence we need. Obamacare is going to place undue burdens on insurance companies that have grown...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Jul 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm | 4 comments | 2299 Views

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Economic Tsunami Is Upon Us, Not

Okay, okay, so me and other right-wing scumbags lied about the so-called fiscal crisis. But if you want to undercut our...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by caywen, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 19 comments | 1219 Views

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Who pays CalSTRS debt: state, schools, teachers?

Who pays CalSTRS debt: state, schools, teachers? By Ed Mendel "A day of reckoning may be coming for a huge CalSTRS...

Original post made by Arnold on Sep. 12, 2011
Last comment by Candy Man Luke, on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm | 9 comments | 1622 Views

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Target Return Of 7.75% Very Challenging

Target Return Of 7.75% Very Challenging In The Near-term By Cam Hui on October 12, 2011 “Joseph Dear, the CIO of...

Original post made by Arnold on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by , on Oct 14, 2011 at 2:07 am | 1 comment | 1473 Views

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State pension funds: what went wrong

Two CalSTRS programs that expired at the beginning of the new year are an example of what all three state public pension...

Original post made by Arnold on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Patriot, on Oct 25, 2011 at 9:27 am | 11 comments | 1900 Views

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Gov. Brown - CalPERS is a Ponzt Scheme

"Brown was particularly bothered by a contention in a report by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System that...

Original post made by Arnold on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by watching pensions, on Dec 5, 2011 at 9:29 am | 4 comments | 1719 Views

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Ootgoing CalPERS Board Member Rips Earnings

Outgoing CalPERS board member rips earnings December 19, 2011 “In a feisty farewell last week, an outgoing CalPERS...

Original post made by Arnold on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by B Madoff, on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:45 am | 6 comments | 2817 Views

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Teacher's Retirement Fund Wants You - The Taxpayers!

““…the state will have to increase CalSTRS funding by $3.8 billion a year for 30 years for a total of more than $114...

Original post made by Arnold on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by to: stacey, on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 1676 Views

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Gov. Brown's Budget Plan

“Governor Jerry Brown proposed $92.6 billion in spending for the year starting in July, an increase of about 7 percent,...

Original post made by Arnold on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Jan 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm | 28 comments | 2388 Views

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The governor's dice roll (Tim Hunt)

Tim Hunt: "California is a great dichotomy—we want all of the services (quality, low-cost higher education, locking up...

Original post made by Arnold on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 4 comments | 1488 Views

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Pension Reform Dead - HSR approved -State Broke

CalPERS has just ended their fiscal year losing 10 billion dollars while projecting they would earn 18.6 billion, for a net...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 7, 2012
Last comment by M, on Jul 10, 2012 at 11:32 am | 43 comments | 3324 Views

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Bankruptcy

SAN BERNARDINO -- The City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize a bankruptcy filing. "This is probably the hardest...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by Be nice, on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm | 7 comments | 2107 Views

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Moody�s Triples Pension Debt Estimates

Moody�s Triples Pension Debt Estimates This is a big deal because Moody�s is changing the way they view public...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 20, 2012 at 9:54 am | 12 comments | 2710 Views

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Police Officers Abuse Disability

Fraudulent disability claims are a huge issue which should be part of the governors 12 pension reform plan, but it isn't....

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 14 comments | 3978 Views

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AB 2541 - more money for police & fire unions t taxpayer cost

AB 2451 So this is what our politicians are working on, ALL OF THEM, while claiming pension reform is one of our biggest...

Original post made by Arnold on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Disgusting, on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 2398 Views

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To: Tim Hunt

"A starting firefighter makes $5,800 a month, while those at the top salary step (no. 6) make $7,405 or $88,860 annually....

Original post made by Arnold on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Question, on Sep 27, 2012 at 7:17 am | 16 comments | 3280 Views

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Did city management lie to the public regarding pension reform?

Yes! The city of Pleasanton and the management team have claimed public safety consecions that do not exist. The claimed...

Original post made by Arnold on Nov. 17, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2065 Views

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Re: Pleasanton school district to end fiscal year with hefty balances

"Pleasanton school district to end fiscal year with hefty balances" posted under Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Pleasanton...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 23, 2013 at 7:52 am | 20 comments | 4142 Views

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CalPERS rate hike: 50 percent over six years

"The CalPERS board last week tentatively approved an employer rate hike of roughly 50 percent over the next half dozen years,...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Mr, drowning, on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 1798 Views

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Alameda County rewards boss: $400k…for life

"Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 30, 2013 at 11:23 am | 4 comments | 1921 Views
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Media malpractice
By Tim Hunt | 47 comments | 1,083 views

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?
By Tom Cushing | 38 comments | 695 views

Sandia recognizes top girl scholars with math/science awards
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 492 views

 

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