April 15, 2016
But that lacks context. BART officials gave away the store in 2013. The new extension, to 2021, layers onto the earlier deal, further inflating salaries without paring back sweetheart benefits. . . BART negotiators gave up any hope of saving money by insisting workers contribute their fair share to their pensions.
Feb. 4, 2016
It could shift a greater-than-expected portion of the burden for paying off the debt to school districts; makes the state share highly vulnerable to market volatility; and leaves a good chance that the state will pay no more than it would have before the deal was struck. . . Moreover, in the long term, the plan does not ensure that the debt will be paid off by 2046, or ever.
Jan. 30, 2016
Tax propositions might rain down on Bay Area residents like an El Niño downpour this year as cities, counties, school districts and agencies try to persuade voters to pay for improved transit, smoother roads, school repairs, city building rehab, and bay water and wildlife conservation.
Jan. 21, 2016
The teacher shortage in the K-12 system has become so critical that a local school district is offering a $10,000 signing bonus for its next math and science teachers.
Jan. 18, 2016
"We can see from where the numbers are going how it's going to crowd out education and all the other California services, and it's ultimately unsustainable," said Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable. "The governor has to address it now, and he's been clear that he's going to try to do that."