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NEWS: Huntington Beach Councilman Devin Dwyer finds tax ally in HJTA

In 2002, the citizens of Huntington Beach voted to put 15% of their city budget toward infrastructure improvements. But city lawyers found a loophole that let them spend the money otherwise. Now, with help from the HJTA, Councilman Devin Dwyer hopes to close that loophole and teach the city a lesson in fiscal responsibility.

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OPINION: Dan Walters: California pension overhaul up in the air

Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters reports on Governor Schwarzenegger's continuing struggle to reform big pensions as the State Legislature prepares the upcoming budget package.

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OPINION: Pension reform revolution is coming. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa can either ride the wave or get crushed by it.

As the rebellion continues against generous public employee pensions while private sector workers suffer, Mayor Villaraigosa is positioned to lead the way in pension reform or risk losing voter approval, according to this Daily News editorial.

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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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