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Calif. senators differ on Social Security fixes

Posted Apr 12, 2011 by newspaper editor    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

When it comes to shaping the future of Social Security, Sen. Dianne Feinstein says "everything should be on the table," including gradually raising the retirement age.

Sen. Barbara Boxer takes a different view. She is co-sponsoring legislation that would require a two-thirds majority vote before Congress could proceed with any legislation that would reduce benefits, increase the retirement age or transition the program to private accounts.

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Sacramento area seniors told of possible budget cuts

Posted Apr 08, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento Bee

Published Friday, Apr. 08, 2011


Executives from the Area 4 Agency on Aging – which funnels more than $6 million in federal grants each year to a host of seniors' nutrition, health and social programs in a seven-county area including Sacramento – warned elder advocates this week to expect significant funding reductions to programs for older adults.

"We're entering the great unknown," said Area 4 Agency on Aging executive director Deanna Lea. "We need a disaster plan, just in case."

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GOP in California tax talks

Posted Mar 03, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  2 Likes Like Dislike

In what could become a turning point in Gov. Jerry Brown's effort to close California's $26.6 billion deficit, a group of Republican state senators may support the Democratic governor's plan to ask voters for extended tax increases, in exchange for concessions, people familiar with the matter said. [Read More...]



California Legislature heads toward passage of a budget

Posted Oct 08, 2010 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

On the 99th night of the fiscal year, California lawmakers were still debating late Thursday whether to pass a budget, already the latest spending plan in state history.

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SEIU, Schwarzenegger agree to labor pact with pension concessions

Posted Oct 07, 2010 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The Schwarzenegger administration and Service Employees International Union Local 1000 have just announced a tentative labor agreement that includes higher employee contributions to their retirement plans and rolls back pension formulas for new hires to pre-1999 levels.

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