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Public Employee Unions & Pensions: Los Angeles and San Diego

The cost of public-sector pay and benefits, combined with hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, are weighing down state and city budgets. The burdens are staggering: states face a cumulative shortfall of $1.26 trillion, according to a Pew Center report. Skyrocketing pension and healthcare costs present an especially daunting challenge to municipal… Continue Reading

Updated Population Growth Viewer Now Live

The Rose Institute is pleased to announce an update to its interactive map application for California population growth. In addition to viewing raw population change at the Census block group level, users can now see how California has grown at both the county and congressional district levels–both percentage changes and raw changes. As expected, the… Continue Reading

Redevelopment Authorities Under Fire

By Alex R. Johnson ’13 California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011-12 Budget proposal calls for eliminating the approximately 400 redevelopment agencies throughout the state. It aims to shift economic development responsibility from the redevelopment agencies to local governments, in an attempt to cut back the enormous debt incurred by the agencies and invest the money saved… Continue Reading