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CalPERS Spikes the Cost of Government


Monday August 25th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:54am PDT   •   1 Comment

“More than a year after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law he said would tamp down pension spiking,” noted Jon Ortiz in the Sacramento Bee, “the state’s biggest public pension fund is on the verge of adopting rules critics say would undermine its intent.” That pension fund, CalPERS, went on to adopt the new…
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Not Good Government


Monday July 22nd, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:50am PDT   •   0 Comments

We recently noted that government employee unions call the California capitol “our house.” Evidence is mounting that government unions do indeed own the place. Their mass rally in June was for a pay raise and to the surprise of nobody the politicians they worked so hard to elect gave them exactly what they wanted…
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Federal Government Workers Make Twice That of Private-Sector Counterparts


Sunday June 5th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:31pm PDT   •   7 Comments

Based on a new study from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Chris Gonsalves at NewsMax reports in “What Debt Crisis? Fed Workers Making More Than Governors” that: At a time when many American workers are struggling to make ends meet and government debt is threatening to undermine economic recovery, thousands of federal employees are…
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Key California State Workers Receive Half-Million Dollar Payments for Sick Days


Sunday March 20th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:10pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In “State workers’ unused paid time means big payouts,” Marisa Lagos reports in the San Francisco Chronicle that while California has been facing a financial crisis with record deficits and high unemployment, many state government employees are receiving half-million dollar payments for amassed sick days upon leaving or retirement: One public employee received a…
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New Video on Spending and Debt Crises for State Governments


Thursday March 17th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 2:40pm PDT   •   0 Comments

FreedomWorks has produced a very timely new video, “We Won Wisconsin—But the Fight Goes On,” on the very serious, looming crises for state government across the U.S., as a result of the unsustainable entitlements, government employee union costs, and other spending and debt.

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