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Opinion

In California, new taxes pay for pensions

What if a corporation raised $500 million in a securities offering on the premise that the proceeds would go for operating expenses, then disclosed a few months later that $300 million of this amount would instead be used to service a debt that wasn’t disclosed in the offering document?

 

This would be false advertising,

News

The new budget: A study in low-balling and restraint

The $130 billion budget Gov. Jerry Brown will unveil Thursday will largely be a yawner. Relatively speaking anyway.

 

There’ll be no deluge of doom-and-gloom denunciations over the draconian measures the Democratic governor proposes as there were two years ago when the state faced an estimated $26.6 billion gap between revenues and spending commitments.

 

News

Public pension changes take effect

Gov. Brown pushed through legislation that cuts and caps public pensions for new employees, making a fix-it-to-save-it argument while bypassing the bargaining usually demanded by his labor allies for benefit changes.

 

Voters needed assurance the governor’s tax hike on the November ballot would not be eaten up by pension costs, and inaction might fuel

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