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Our view: Ventura County’s focus on fiscal stability pays

By   /  Friday, August 9th, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County’s focus on fiscal stability pays

There are two numbers you need to know about the state of Ventura County’s $2.3 billion budget — 87.8 percent and $150 million. The 87.8 percent is the funded level for the county’s pension obligations, a number that is within the range of full funding and well ahead of CalPERS current level of 70 percent. Read More →

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Grau and Wilson: Santa Paula headed toward bankruptcy

By   /  Friday, October 19th, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Grau and Wilson: Santa Paula headed toward bankruptcy

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Pension costs forcing tri-county cities to make cuts

By   /  Friday, May 18th, 2018  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Pension costs forcing tri-county cities to make cuts

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Port of Hueneme prefunding retiree health care debt

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Port of Hueneme prefunding retiree health care debt

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UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California Innovation

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California Innovation

UC Santa Barbara and six other universities announced the formation of the nonprofit organization Alliance for Southern California Innovation on June 22. Led by former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and a board of directors including UCSB physics professor and vice chancellor for research Joseph Incandela, the group will work to support tech entrepreneurs and Read More →

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Tri-county cities face budget shortfalls, rising pension costs

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county cities face budget shortfalls, rising pension costs

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California, U.S. must stop dreaming and face fiscal reality

By   /  Friday, January 20th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Columns, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

Maybe it’s time to get real. The idealized view of America that brought about the populist revolution in the November election is not going to come back. Going back to 1970s or 1980s work rules would mean shackling millions of workers to jobs that offered little mobility, bare-bones pensions without inflation protection and uncertain prospects Read More →

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