| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Spending a lazy Sunday afternoon at L.A.âs public libraries may no longer be an option because of a citywide hiring freeze and the early retirements this year of more than 100 library employees. The Board of Library Commissioners will vote......
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:28 PM
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011.
Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
| Aug 10, 2008
A 2006 law intended to crack down on sex offenders has proved a bonanza for a small group of private psychologists and psychiatrists, 14 of whom billed California taxpayers last year for a half a million dollars or more each, a Times investigation found....
| May 27, 2008
Tell Californians the truth | Stand up for undocumented students | Help the kids to know themselves | Restore credibility | Let the leaders take the lead | Tackle our real-world problems | Play fair with student fees | Make the budget match the mission...
| Dec 20, 2007
SACRAMENTO -- As Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez sought the endorsement of two major labor unions for his plan to overhaul healthcare in the state, he added several provisions to the legislation sweetening the deal for union members, including millions of...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 3:01 PM
Today's topic: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had said he would sign a budget only if legislators reformed the state's pension system. The budget he signed last month, however, didn't include this overhaul. What happened?
The sacrifices made by public...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 1:45 PM
Today's topic: How much of a fiscal hazard to California does the state's pension system present? Won't CalPERS recover most of the money it has lost this year once the economy recovers?
Without reform, get ready for fiscal disaster Point: Marcia...
| Aug 10, 2009
| 1:45 PM
Today's topic: Even after a potential reform, can any public-employee pension stay solvent when the number of retirees is growing? Are 401(k)-style plans inevitable for all state employees?
The 401(k) disaster Point: Scott Adams
Our country is facing...