Category: State News

Jerry Brown’s AB 109 ‘Reform’ Put L.A.’s Most Wanted Back on Streets

Jerry Brown’s AB 109 ‘Reform’ Put L.A.’s Most Wanted Back on Streets

On Monday, an accused cop killer, gang member Michael C. Mejia, reportedly laughed as he was arraigned in court, according to the local ABC News affiliate. Mejia was once released under AB 109, Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature prison reform, and now stands accused of committing two murders, including the murder of a Whittier...

Congress Kills Jerry Brown’s Forced Pension Savings Plan

Congress Kills Jerry Brown’s Forced Pension Savings Plan

by CHRISS W. STREET A vote by congressional Republicans last week ended California Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to force 6.8 million private sector workers into a “Secure Choice” public-run retirement plan. Just 15 months after Breitbart News reported that “California Liberals Want Your IRA–Automatically,” the U.S. Senate voted 50 to 49 to join...

CalPERS tells four cities pay to avoid pension cuts

CalPERS tells four cities pay to avoid pension cuts

Reporter Ed Mendel covered the Capitol in Sacramento for nearly three decades, most recently for the San Diego Union-Tribune. CalPERS has asked four San Gabriel Valley cities that formed a job-training agency 40 years ago, the now-disbanded LA Works, to begin paying down an 18-month-old pension debt totaling $3.37 million....

Becerra Trashes Trump at State A.G. Confirmation Hearing

Becerra Trashes Trump at State A.G. Confirmation Hearing

SACRAMENTO—A state Assembly committee voted along party lines Tuesday to recommend that Democratic U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra be confirmed as California’s 33rd attorney general. The 6-3 vote followed a friendly, two-hour hearing in which the 12-term congressman from Los Angeles took measured jabs at President-elect Donald Trump and his proposals on...