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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

Pension costs for most California municipalities are likely to increase 25 percent or more in the next three years. If sizable increases in pension costs are not mitigated, many cities will be forced to further reduce services and staffing to fund the pensions of those who remain on the payroll or are retired from service.

November 2011
California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

Not collecting taxes on sales provides out-of-state online retailers a significant price advantage over instate “bricks and mortar” businesses. As online commerce continues to grow, a solution to the use-tax gap becomes increasingly urgent.

November 2011
“Realignment” in Any Other State Would Be Called “Community Corrections”

“Realignment” in Any Other State Would Be Called “Community Corrections”

The California corrections realignment plan is sweeping and aggressive. Instead of trying to accomplish a decline in prison population over a gradual period, the California plan is largely driven by a need to drastically reduce prison populations by 25 percent over the next two years.

November 2011
Health and Safety Receiverships: An Effective Code Enforcement Remedy in Tough Times

Health and Safety Receiverships: An Effective Code Enforcement Remedy in Tough Times

October 2011
Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

A voluntary statewide certification program for massage professionals complements local governments’ rules and regulations.

October 2011
The Ethics of Public Language

The Ethics of Public Language

October 2011
Strategies for Creating a More Collaborative, Effective Council

Strategies for Creating a More Collaborative, Effective Council

September 2011
The FCC’s Threat to Local Zoning and Right-of-Way Authority: Critical Deadline Looms

The FCC’s Threat to Local Zoning and Right-of-Way Authority: Critical Deadline Looms

August 2011
Taking Action at the Grassroots Level

Taking Action at the Grassroots Level

August 2011
Social Media: Balancing the Rights of Employers and Employees

Social Media: Balancing the Rights of Employers and Employees

August 2011