Jerry Brown’s Last Stand on Pension Reform

Six years ago, as California strained to emerge from the Great Recession, Gov. Jerry Brown worked a minor political miracle — a rebalancing of the massive state pension systems for public employees. by Judy Lin CALmatters Brown, who at 80 has al...
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Emails Show California Agency’s Cozy Ties to Gas Tax Backers

SACRAMENTO — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local go...