News Clips

Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

Kashkari knocks Brown on paid sick leave, Tesla factory

Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor, said Monday afternoon that he did not support legislation granting three days of paid sick leave for millions of California workers. Read more

California economy will keep plodding through ‘16, UCLA forecast says

California's "painfully plodding" economic recovery will continue its slow march through 2016, according to the quarterly UCLA Anderson Forecast. Read more

Proposition 47 would continue trend toward local public safety solutions

Yesterday the CBP released an analysis of Proposition 47, “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” which will appear on the November 4 statewide ballot. Read more

New finance disclosure tool lists top campaign spenders

A new level of campaign spending disclosure unveiled by the state’s ethics agency Tuesday enables voters to quickly see the top donors in this year’s ballot measure fights and other campaigns. "Our goal is 'one site, one stop' for this vital information that voters can have access to before the election, with daily updates," said Jodi Remke, chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission. Read more

Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million

A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller said Tuesday. The estimate was part of a new audit of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, commonly known as CalPERS, the nation's biggest public pension fund, with $302 billion in investments. Read more

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