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Walters: Promises Made, but Not Kept

Last month, McClatchy Newspapers and the ProPublica news organization published an investigative article delving into how billions of dollars meant to reduce repeat criminal activity by improving local jails and probation services were siphoned off for other p...

Pension Changes Highlight Crisis for Local Chapters: Walters

In Dan Walters’ Feb. 21 CALmatters column, Walters touches on a topic to which he has already lent considerable ink: public union pension plans. This time, Walters writes about how a “relatively small change” in the California Public Employees Retirement Sy...