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Reader Input: California budget a source of disagreement
Friday Jun 19 2015
It is budgeting season for our state, county and cities. The fiscal year, beginning on July 1st, requires plans for how California will spend over $1 billion, how Placer County wil ...
Reader Input: Placer taxpayers, prepare to be fleeced
Friday Jan 30 2015
A Dec. 4, 2014 Auburn Journal article headline was, “Placer County faces bleak transportation future” with a subheading, “Is a sales tax solution feasible for reg ...
Reader Input: Who represents the taxpayers?
Thursday Nov 27 2014
Can someone please explain why, when a city or state is in a financial shortfall, we, the taxpayers, continue to pay ridiculously overpriced pensions and medical coverage to city a ...
Georgetown board spends too much
Thursday Feb 16 2012
At the special meeting on Jan. 31, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District board was asked permission to hire two new employees. I was shocked that the new employees would be ...
End county top dog’s unreal pension
Thursday Dec 29 2011
Hey, county supes, it’s a great opportunity that you have now that (CEO Tom) Miller is retiring (Journal, Dec. 13) End the lifetime health benefits and unreal pension of the inco ...
Occupy brain with these
Friday Nov 18 2011
Quoting (Newcastle attorney Carlos) de la Fuente (Journal, Nov. 17), “I really feel there’s something going terribly wrong in our country.” Gosh, ya think? How about our new ...
Roseville faces rising pension tide
Tuesday May 31 2011
Like many municipalities, the City of Roseville faces a pension problem. The city’s annual contribution to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has bec ...
Ultra-rich just getting richer
Wednesday Mar 09 2011
So what is this outrage at middle-class Americans having a public pension? Thirty years ago members of America’s middle class would celebrate pensions for others and spend their ...
Where do leaders shop?
Tuesday Jan 25 2011
Who are all the bureaucrats in Washington who make and break the laws? Where do they shop? I am 83 years old and yes, I live on Social Security and a small pension – both of whi ...
Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees
Tuesday Sep 07 2010
Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...
Show true cost of pensions
Tuesday Aug 31 2010
If you run a “present value” annuity calculation on the $175,000 pension for Mike Blair, retiring Roseville police chief (Journal, Aug. 20), using 3 percent return and 35 years ...
Taxpayer choking on Blair’s pension
Friday Aug 27 2010
I read with despair about the ridiculous pension for 24 years of service by (the) soon-to-retire 50-year-old police chief, Mike Blair (Journal, Aug. 20). He, along with other uni ...
Educators get no gifts
Friday Aug 20 2010
In the recent headlines and related article, the Journal leads people to believe that resources of government, the people’s money, are being freely gifted to retired educators. L ...
Chief retiring too young
Friday Aug 20 2010
Pay of public officials was headlines Aug 18. Roseville Police Chief (Mike) Blair’s retirement at the early age of 50 (Journal, Aug. 20) is surprising since he is at the peak of ...
Pensioner does volunteer work
Monday Aug 09 2010
I think it’s only fair to note that Fred Yeager, one of the pensioners mentioned in the Journal’s Aug 1 article, has served as the president of the board of the Placer Land Tru ...
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