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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

By George Miller Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) President Jon Coupal dined with some people invited by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) recently. He was there to thank them for their role in providing an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in support of HJTA’s lawsuit on state pensions. The two organizations, not to […]

California’s State and Local Liabilities Total $1.5 Trillion

California’s State and Local Liabilities Total $1.5 Trillion

    By Ed Ring California’s total state and local government liabilities as of June 30, 2017, the most recent year for which a complete set of financial and actuarial reports are available, totaled just over $1.5 trillion. Over two-thirds of that total consists of unfunded liabilities for pensions and retiree health insurance for California’s […]

No Time to be Reckless

No Time to be Reckless

  By Richard Colman California is reckless with money. A day of reckoning is coming. The State of California claims to have a budget surplus estimated to be $9 billion as of June 2018.  However, the state has unfunded public-employee pension liabilities estimated to be between $300 billion and $1 trillion.  No one knows the […]

Auditor: Oxnard has worst municipal financial records- EVAH!

Auditor: Oxnard has worst municipal financial records- EVAH!

By George Miller Oxnard has worst municipal books- EVAH! This is paraphrased, but was pretty much the opinion of not only Eadie + Payne, Oxnard’s auditors, but also CFO Dave Millican, City Manager Greg Nyhoff and multiple members of the public. Roughly $200 million in net unfavorable adjustments were made, 138 by City staff and still […]

CA still struggling with unfunded liabilities

CA still struggling with unfunded liabilities

. Despite a concerted effort from Gov. Jerry Brown to keep California from slipping back into the financial abyss, the state’s finances remain threatened by massive unfunded obligations. “It’s California’s debt and liabilities that are concerning financial analysts, particularly the state’s rapidly growing unfunded retiree health care costs, which grew more than 80 percent over the […]

The Doctor is in: Ben Carson comes to Anaheim, CA

The Doctor  is in: Ben Carson comes to Anaheim, CA

By Beau Akers The stars and stripes draped patriotically across the stage at a packed house in the Anaheim, CA  Convention Center on Wednesday, where Dr. Ben Carson voiced his thoughts on the most prominent issues faced by the United States. There were thousands there and a lot were probable Reagan fans and older Republicans filling […]

California’s Train Ride Into The Abyss

California’s Train Ride Into The Abyss

By Gregory J. Welborn Most of the news coverage these days is on international and national events. While there’s some notable legitimacy in that focus, cialis there are still very important issues to discuss at the state level. Now’s as good a time as any to return to our California shores and explore how our […]

Brownley Welcomes USDA Announcement of $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding- say what?

Brownley Welcomes USDA Announcement of $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding- say what?

By George Miller Say WHAT? We publish Rep. Brownley’s press releases regularly, so you, the reader, can see what’s being done by your representative in Washington, in your name.  Rep. Brownley has been fairly transparent and honest about what she is doing, for which we compliment her. She has been one of the best advocates […]