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It Costs 2 Cents to Make a Penny and 10.9 Cents to Make a Nickel

May 29, 2013
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It Costs 2 Cents to Make a Penny and 10.9 Cents to Make a Nickel

The cost of the metals required to make these coins has fluctuated over the years but currently it costs more to make the coins than the resulting mandated face value. For the last seven years the federal government has produced these two coins at a loss to taxpayers For the 2012 fiscal year, the US…

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How Much Teaching Do We Get for our Tax Dollars?

February 4, 2013
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The average American worker: 52 weeks x 5 Days/week = 260 Days 4 weeks vacation/year = -16 Days* 10 holidays/year= -10 3 sick days/year= -3 3 personal days/year= -3 Total days worked 228 Days/ year * 4 weeks vacation AFTER 4-5 years of employment Work…

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Ventura County officers Have Among Highest Pensions

February 22, 2012
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County officers among highest For retirees, civilians rank with the lowest By Kathleen Wilson kwilson@vcstar.com 805-437-0271 Average pensions for Ventura County public safety officers rank among the highest and those for civilian workers among the lowest, according to a Stanford University study of independent pension…

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California Lawmaker Writes “Public Employee Bill Of Rights”

February 20, 2012
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Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento,(right) has introduced legislation that would give unionized state workers more workplace discipline protections and first dibs on state government work. SEIU Local 1000 and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists support AB 1655, the “Public Employees Bill of Rights Act.”…

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Calif. Lawmakers Switch Days to Collect Payments

February 20, 2012
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By JUDY LIN and JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. February 18, 2012 (AP) ┬áBoth houses of the Legislature met for less than an hour Friday, offering eulogies to departed constituents, introducing guests and commemorating Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II. While the…

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U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

June 7, 2011
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Originally published in USAToday The federal government’s financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows. The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely…

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