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Oct 26, 2012
CPFs Wrap 4-Day No on 32 Tour With IAFF General President

In the fight against Proposition 32, the stakes are high and every vote counts. That was the message delivered this week by IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger during a four-day, 14-stop tour of California fire stations and union halls.  

Sep 14, 2012
Prop. 32 Backers Agree: "Things Go Better With Koch"

A secretive out-of-state Super PAC with ties to billionaire oil tycoons the Koch Brothers has dropped $4 million in support of Proposition 32. The deceptive initiative would silence the voices of working families and let Koch-style Super PACs spend unlimited amounts on politics.

Sep 5, 2012
SJ Firefighter Stricken in Blaze Regains Consciousness

A San Jose firefighter who suffered an on-scene heart attack is awake and alert after a week of unconsciousness. Frank Ryan collapsed Aug. 30 while on the scene of a fire at St. Patrick's Cathedral in downtown San Jose.

Jun 13, 2012
New Web Video Unmasks Deception Behind Special Exemptions Act

The big money backers of the so-called "Stop Special Interest Money" initiative have a secret they don't want you to know: Their "fair and balanced" solution gives special exemptions that protect billionaire businessmen and corporate special interests.  

May 31, 2012
Non-Partisan Analyst: End of Redevelopment Means Billions for Vital Services

Ending redevelopment will eventually produce $5 billion of additional general fund money for vital services. So says the non-partisan Legislative Analyst's office. According to a new LAO report, local agencies will eventually see an increase of up to 15% in available property tax revenue without redevelopment.

Apr 11, 2012
Court Strikes "Unlawful" Ballot Language in SJ Pension Measure

The effort by San Jose city officials to tilt the field in a June fight over pensions has been struck down by the courts. Declaring it "impermissibly partisan and misleading," a unanimous appeals court rewrote biased ballot language drafted by the city for its retirement security rollback measure.

Mar 26, 2012
NBC2 San Jose: City Officials Influenced "Independent" Pension Audit

A blistering investigative report suggests that San Jose city officials exerted influence on a supposedly "independent" audit of its retirement system to inflate the fiscal risk to the city. The report also indicates city officials withheld vital information from its Retirement Board.

Feb 13, 2012
PERB: SD Pension Measure Violates Collective Bargaining Law

 The state Public Employment Relations Board has ruled that the San Diego ballot measure to eliminate public pensions violates California's collective bargaining laws, and constitutes an unfair labor practice. The ruling clears the way for San Diego employees to file suit to remove the measure from the city's November ballot.

Feb 9, 2012
San Jose's Fuzzy Pension Math Unmasked in News Report

 San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has tossed around a scary $650 million estimate of the city's pension obligation. But an investigative report by NBC11 in the Bay Area has revealed that the number was something the city just pulled out of its ... hat.

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