tml">What really motivated cuts to California’s Senate? [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "Erasing the Senate floor analysis office may save a few dollars, but the real cost will be much less transparency about what the Legislature is doing for – or to – the public in hundreds of bills each year."
DOUBLE GOBBLE!Working Thanksgiving? Proposed California bill would offer double wages [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "As more and more retailers and restaurants remain open on what have historically been off days, said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, workers deserve to earn extra. She plans to unveil a bill that would require additional pay, a policy she settled on in lieu of seeking to bar stores outright from opening on the holidays."
DOLLARS AND SENSE:More Taxes and Tuition Buy Time for the Pension Bubble [Ed Ring @ FlashReport] - "The solution to the University of California’s money crunch is to suspend cost-of-living increases, increase payroll withholding for pension benefits, and lower pension benefit formulas. Only then will the people who teach California’s youth truly be making common cause with their students."