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EDITORIAL: Conjuring Magic To Cover States’ Debts: Fiscal Reality Sets In

New American editorial on the harsh realities cities and states are having to face in terms of budget shortfalls, whether it be spending cuts, tax and fee increases, or filing for bankruptcy.

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NEWS: What business owners hate about California

OC Register piece on the negative impact of California's ever increasing taxes and stricter regulations on small businesses.

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NEWS: Federal workers earning double their private counterparts

A study by USA Today has found that federal employees' average compensation is more than double what private sector workers earn and has grown 33% faster than inflation since 2000.

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NEWS: Key ruling throws out claim that Prop. 25 would protect two-thirds vote on taxes

Mercury Times reports that Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette has thrown out ballot language on Prop. 25 that would've reassured voters the two-thirds vote on taxes would remain intact if the proposition was passed.

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EDITORIAL: Maybe we should thank Bell's Rizzo for shedding light on pension excesses

Did Robert Rizzo actually do California a favor? LA Times columnist Steve Lopez believes by exposing the bloated pensions of state employees at taxpayer expense, the scandal in Bell has helped fuel the case for pension reform.

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