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California Audit Reveals Pension Debt Grew by 2,000%

Government accounting rules have forced a California audit that has revealed an increase in the “debt” it owes for pension liability by 2,000 percent this year. The state could nearly double the debt again next year when it is forced to account for unfunded retiree health benefits.

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California Schools Stick Taxpayers with $149 Billion in Bond Debt

The California Policy Center has just published an exhaustive study regarding the $149.2 billion Californians have borrowed over the last 14 years to finance public school construction. Despite the sob stories about dilapidated facilities, huge amounts of cash has been siphoned off due to union project labor agreements, environmentalist lawsuits, and inadequate planning and public oversight.

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Cal Public Sector Unions Spending $1Billion Per Year

U.S. public sector unions are politically powerful because they collect and spend at least $4.0 billion in dues each year. But California unions are overwhelmingly powerful because although the state has just 11 percent of the nation’s population, California’s public