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  • Divided L.A. council votes to outsource fire department ambulance billings over union objections

     
    Despite strenuous objections from one of its employee unions, a divided Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to hire a private company to handle billing for the fire department’s ambulance services. On a 9-to-5 vote, the council approved a six-year.....
  • More graduation speakers boycott UC ceremonies

     
    A labor union's call for graduation speakers to withdraw from the ceremonies at UC campuses is gaining traction. Among several others canceling their speeches, state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) is dropping out of a commitment to address a...
  • 'Super PACs' report donors for 2011

    'Super PACs' report donors for 2011
    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...
  • State pays millions for contract psychologists to keep up with Jessica's Law

    State pays millions for contract psychologists to keep up with Jessica's Law
    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....
  • What should UC be?

    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...
  • Nuñez sweetens deal for unions

    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...
  • L.A. city libraries face shorter hours and Sunday closures

     
    Spending a lazy Sunday afternoon at L.A.’s 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......
  • Why did Schwarzenegger bail on pension reform?

    Why did Schwarzenegger bail on pension reform?
    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...
  • CalPERS: a looming disaster?

    CalPERS: a looming disaster?
    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...
  • 401(k) plans for everyone?

    401(k) plans for everyone?
    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...