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Personal Debt Continues to Grow, GenXers Most Indebted

Personal Debt Continues to Grow, GenXers Most Indebted

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The average personal debt figure among American adults: $29,800         A new report from Northwestern Mutual also finds that more than one-third of monthly income is going toward paying that debt off. 15 percent of Americans fear they’ll be in debt for the rest of their lives. GenXers are…MORE

Calif. Moves Closer to Allowing 17-Year-Olds to Vote

Calif. Moves Closer to Allowing 17-Year-Olds to Vote

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The Golden State has taken another step toward letting 17-year-olds vote in primary and special elections, if they’ll be 18, prior to the following general election.       The proposed constitutional amendment has cleared the Assembly 57-13. It must now be approved by two-thirds of state senators, before voters have a…MORE

CHP Looks to Delay Some Pay Raises Amid Pension Woes

CHP Looks to Delay Some Pay Raises Amid Pension Woes

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A new contract between the union for CHP officers and the state calls for a temporary delay in pay raises, in an effort to pay down pension debt.     The 4-year, approximately $800 million tentative agreement with the Newsom Administration comes as the Golden State is contributing 59 cents to CalPERS,…MORE

Calif. Sues Trump Administration Over Green Card Rules

Calif. Sues Trump Administration Over Green Card Rules

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — California is joined by three other states in filing the latest court challenge to new rules blocking green cards, for many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, or other forms of public assistance.     In announcing the lawsuit Friday, Democratic Attorney General Xavier Beccera said, “They’re trying to make…MORE

Calif. Bill Calls for Banning Body Cam Facial Recognition Technology

Calif. Bill Calls for Banning Body Cam Facial Recognition Technology

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Assembly Bill 1215 is calling for prohibiting law enforcement agencies in the Golden State from using facial recognition technology in their body cameras, after 26 lawmakers were incorrectly identified as criminals, when their photos were compared to a database of mugshots.     Among them is Democratic Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, chair of…MORE

Another Legal Challenge to CA’s Presidential Tax Return Law

Another Legal Challenge to CA’s Presidential Tax Return Law

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The Trump Campaign and the Republican Party became the latest to file a lawsuit on Tuesday, challenging California’s new law requiring that presidential candidates release 5 years of tax returns, at least 98 days prior to the primary election.     The lawsuits argue that the law violates the U.S. Constitution, by…MORE

Lawsuit Filed Over CA’s Attempt to Force Release of President Trump’s Tax Returns

Lawsuit Filed Over CA’s Attempt to Force Release of President Trump’s Tax Returns

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Four California voters are going to court, in an effort to block a new state law that’s aimed at forcing President Donald Trump, to release his personal income tax returns.     Governor Gavin Newsom signed the law last week, requiring that presidential candidates file five years of their income tax returns…MORE

Report: Half of Working Californians Have No Retirement Savings

Report: Half of Working Californians Have No Retirement Savings

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Among Californians between the ages of 25 and 64, about half have no dedicated retirement savings, according to a new report by UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education. Researchers believe that in most cases it’s not a lack of discipline, but a lack of access to traditional retirement plans, such…MORE

CalSTRS Fails to Meet Investment Goals for 2018

CalSTRS Fails to Meet Investment Goals for 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The California State Teachers’ Retirement System has reported a 6.8 percent return on investments for 2018. The pension fund, which covers more than 600,000 educators, is valued at a record high figure of $236.9 billion. However, its yearly ROI goal is 7 percent.       CalSTRS says it has only 64…MORE

Report: Valley Cities Among Nation’s Least-Educated

Report: Valley Cities Among Nation’s Least-Educated

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — While formal education doesn’t inherently yield intelligence, a degree may help optimize natural intellect. A new WalletHub analysis looks at degree attainment, as a measurement of the smartest and dumbest cities, along with university quality, the racial education gap, and the gender education gap. The valley doesn’t score particularly well, with Fresno…MORE