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Upcoming San Jose budget avoids shortfall — for now

Contrary to prior predictions, San Jose will not see a budget shortfall this upcoming fiscal year. San Jose is...

Former San Jose mayor quietly starts consultancy before congressional run

Congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is best known as San Jose’s former mayor, but now he’s describing himself to...

Santa Clara political ads pulled after flubbing endorsements

Political advertisements promoting a Santa Clara ballot measure have been pulled after misrepresenting endorsements. Proponents of Santa Clara’s...

UPDATE: Santa Clara County school superintendent still on the job

It was an emotional night for Santa Clara County’s top educator, as she wondered whether her time as...

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How a San Jose-inspired bill could uncover public records

A successful lawsuit against San Jose and its former mayor brought by San José Spotlight and First Amendment Coalition has inspired a new state bill, SB 908, that would ensure compliance with California's public records law and bolster government transparency across the state. Editor Nick Preciado learns more from Brittney Barsotti of the California News Publishers Association.

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Sunada: Local unfunded pension liability mirrors national problem

Nationwide, the United States has $1.49 trillion in unfunded liabilities from state pension plans. Of this total, San Jose has an unfunded pension liability of $3.5 billion; that works out to $3,600 which every resident owes in future taxes or fees. I raised this issue with the four candidates running for election to the District 6 seat on the San Jose City Council — Michael Mulcahy, Olivia Navarro, Angelo Pasciuti and Alex Shoor. At a public forum hosted by the San Jose Odd Fellows, a society for community enrichment, on Jan. 24, the candidates assembled to meet and greet the...