California Policy Center

California Policy Center The mission of the California Policy Center is to secure a more prosperous future for all Californians by identifying public sector policy barriers to freedom and economic growth. Read more at californiapolicycenter.org

How labor money corrupts the financial literacy of California’s legislators

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “In an era when we aren’t going to have tax increases, figure out how to be more efficient spending the money we’ve got, and the Republicans can help you do that if they’ll get off the philosophical cant about stuff and help you make things more efficient. They actually culturally know more and occupationally know more about efficiencies than Democrats typically do.”
-  California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Democrat,
 addressing the state legislature in 2010.
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Los Angeles police average $157,151 in total compensation per year

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LOS ANGELES – Turns out the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension system return rate was 17.3 percent for 2013-2014, and other public pension funds reported similar double-digit returns and five-year returns exceeding their assumed rates. 
- LAPPL Board of Directors on 08/07/2014, in their post “Misuse of statistics behind erroneous LA police officer salary claims.”
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How to create affordable abundance in California

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TUSTIN, Calif. – California has one of the highest costs of living in the United States. California also is one of the most inhospitable places to run a business in the United States.
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