State Supreme Court ducks key pension issue….

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Dan Walters | March 2019   The state Supreme Court could have addressed a fundamental issue in California’s public employee pension crisis – whether the so-called “California rule” makes it impossible to reduce benefits. However, the court punted this week, ruling that since the Legislature and former Gov. Jerry Brown legitimately eliminated a way that workers could […]

Pension benefits hinge on state Supreme Court case

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Dan Walters | Dec. 2018 | California’s public employee unions suffered a potentially heavy blow this year when the U.S. Supreme Court declared that they could not charge “fair share fees” to non-members. Union leaders and their political allies – essentially the entire Democratic Party – feared that the ruling (Janus vs. […]