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California's Pension Crisis

Why The Dot-Com Bubble Is Key To Understanding California’s Growing Public Employee Pension Debt

September 19, 2016

The mounting debt California faces in covering public employees' pensions can be traced back to the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s — when the state chose to make these benefits a lot more generous. That decision proved to have lasting implications.

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State Government

Brown Signs Farmworker Overtime Bill

September 12, 2016 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that allows California farm workers to earn overtime pay in the same way non-farm workers do. The measure drew fierce debate in the Legislature.

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Obama Visits Lake Tahoe, Vows To Return

August 31, 2016

President Barack Obama called Lake Tahoe a pristine environment that must be protected. Obama spoke before a crowd of 7,000 at the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit Wednesday. It was the president’s first trip to what he called a “spectacular” lake.

State Government

Could California Legislature Take Lame-Duck Vote On Gas Taxes?

August 1, 2016 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers are back at the state Capitol for their final scheduled month of work this year. They’re scheduled to adjourn by midnight on August 31. But at least one major issue could stretch into a rare lame-duck session.

State Government

Californians Will Have To Register Made-At-Home Guns

July 22, 2016 | Ben Bradford

People who build their own firearms will have to get a serial number for them from the state Department of Justice, under a new law. Governor Jerry Brown Friday signed the final of several firearms restrictions state lawmakers passed last month.

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