Legislative Committee Votes for State Audit of CSU Management Growth

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:47pm

As the direct result of CSUEU efforts, the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted unanimously yesterday to direct the State Auditor to launch a state audit of management growth within the California State University system.

The committee, chaired by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Chino), acted in response to Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s (D-San Diego) request for an investigation of disproportionate growth in CSU management positions, exorbitant pay increases of CSU executives, and ineffective state oversight of the CSU budget.

CSUEU Endorses Extension of Prop. 30’s High Income-Tax Provision to Augment Higher Ed Funding

Submitted by CyndiO on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:36pm

The CSU Board of Directors has endorsed a proposed state ballot initiative to extend a higher income tax on upper-income earners, freeing up funds to support public higher education.

The new measure, “The Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016,” would extend the high-earner income tax portion of Prop. 30 for another 12 years, but it would not extend the sales tax portion. Prop. 30 was approved by voters in 2012, and its income tax increase is scheduled to expire in 2018.

CalPERS Switching to Online Health Insurance Statements

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:16pm

CalPERS has sent all its subscribers a letter explaining that it is changing its method of distributing its Health Plan Statements. Starting this August, this annual packet will no longer be mailed to home addresses unless members opt in. Instead, the statements will only be available online through MyCalPERS Member Self Service.

Here’s the full explanation, taken from a recent CalPERS Pension & Health Benefits Committee update:

CSUEU Endorses Extension of Prop. 30’s High Income-Tax Provision to Augment Higher Ed Funding

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:05pm

May 2, 2016 in Legislation

The CSU Board of Directors has endorsed a proposed state ballot initiative to extend a higher income tax on upper-income earners, freeing up funds to support public higher education.

The new measure, “The Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016,” would extend the high-earner income tax portion of Prop. 30 for another 12 years, but it would not extend the sales tax portion. Prop. 30 was approved by voters in 2012, and its income tax increase is scheduled to expire in 2018.