|By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times|
But that doesn't mean that municipal employees — in
All they have to do is look to
The different rulings in
Meanwhile, voters in another bankrupt city,
The city, population 214,000, now pegs base salaries to the average of 10 similarly sized
Unions oppose the measure, contending that members would flee to new jobs elsewhere.
The vote is expected to be discussed Thursday at the city's next bankruptcy court hearing.
Businesses have lined up to give more than
Proposition 45 would give the elected insurance commissioner the power to reject health insurance premiums deemed excessive. Proposition 46 would raise a four-decade-old
Though personal injury lawyers are backing Proposition 46, the bulk of the big money is paying for the television-heavy No campaigns against the two measures.
Why so much money?
That's only part of the reason, adds
"It's a business decision, a cost-benefit analysis and a risk," he says. "If they are successful at killing the initiatives, they will have saved … a whole lot of money in compliance."
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