California has allowed government employees to purchase years of service they do not actually perform, thus boosting their already generous pension benefits.
Judge blocks executive orders aimed at making it easier to remove employees for poor performance or misconduct.
It seems that push has come to shove in some California cities. The Stockton City Council voted to give its City Manager the green light to file for bankruptcy—which could address the problem of that city’s debt, now thought to be in the range of $25-40 million. The City’s diminished income is not up...
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