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By now, all CAPE members should have received their 2011-2012 CAPE Board of Directors Election ballot in the mail. This year, there are seven candidates competing for five open positions on the Board of Directors. The election ballot also includes an important amendment vote of the CAPE Bylaws.

About the Proposed CAPE Bylaws Amendment:
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Governor Jerry Brown signed the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 State Budget Act on June 30th. The final package, which balances the State Budget, was adopted by the Legislature on a majority vote with no Republican support, and imposes program cuts beyond those slated in prior versions to make up some of the remaining $9.6 billion of red ink.

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Last month, Los Angeles County CEO, William T. Fujioka, announced a $23.3 billion proposed budget for FY 2011-2012 that is balanced, preserves critical services, and avoids work furloughs and layoffs for County employees. However, the County's budget situation remains unsettled as the ongoing budget debates at both the State and Federal...

Union members know that an attack on workers anywhere is an attack on workers everywhere. Unfortunately, we are witnessing this phenomenon unfold in historic fashion as the attacks on Wisconsin public employees' collective bargaining rights continue to spill-over into states and local governments across the nation. We can now add California to the list...

There is an argument posed by many in the popular media, by Republicans in the state Senate and Assembly, and by self-appointed pension reform gadflies.  All of them have tremendous newfound celebrity attached to their allegations, but how much of it is true? And does any of it apply to us in Los Angeles County.

The answers are none...

CAPE representatives descended on the State Capitol in late April with clearly defined  goals; to educate the decision makers about the relatively good financial condition of Los Angeles County and LACERA; and to find out which, if any, of the Governor’s list of pension reform proposals were intended for 1937 Act Pension Systems, including LACERA....

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