Category: Ballot Propositions

2016: Pension Reform Energizes Voters

SACRAMENTO — While most California political observers are focused on the ongoing political battles within the state Capitol, the biggest policy fights are coming in November 2016, as voters head to the polls during a presidential election. A new poll…

8 Pension Reform Questions

We think that there are a number of important questions that voters should consider before voting on Measure L in November. The pension system is $1 Billion in debt and it takes an additional $100 Million a year in taxes…

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…