Ballot Propositions

Sustainable Retirement System Initiative

VCTA ENDORSES COMMITTEE FOR PENSION FAIRNESS – -  Today, representatives of the Committee for Pension Fairness filed a sweeping retirement system reform ballot measure for the November 2014 election known as the “Sustainable Retirement System Initiative”. This measure, the first…

Ventura County: Pension Reform Comes To The November Ballot

If Sacramento leaders take forensic awareness of the state’s overwhelming pension and obligation costs and search for how it all began, they’ll trace them straight to Ventura County – the Patient Zero of California’s $500 billion (and growing) unfunded liabilities.…

NO on Prop 39

VCTA recommends a no vote on prop 39. There may be a good argument to revise the current tax formula for corporations doing business in California. But if that new formula resulted in increased revenue then (a) the additional revenue should…

NO on Prop 38

VCTA recommends NO on Prop 38. This measure has all the negatives of prop 30 with all the disadvantages of ballot box budgeting (it never works). This is a bad idea dressed up in good intentions. California may need more…

NO on Prop 30

VCTA strongly opposes Prop 30. Higher taxes are not the answer to California’s financial difficulty. Voters are urged to VOTE NO on 30 for the following reasons: – The Governor and the Legislature are not serious about reigning in spending.…

California, Look to Wisconsin

Now that three California cities have declared bankruptcy, perhaps it’s time to consider the lessons of Wisconsin. One of the reasons Wisconsin Democrats couldn’t unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the state’s recall election was that his challenger exemplified how…