The Swarm

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October 27, 2008
Monday memo: Beyond endorsements
The Bee's editorial board is -- whew! -- nearing the end of its endorsements for the Nov. 4 election. Having held scores of meetings and made our picks in 55 separate races and ballot measures, we are now thankfully moving onto some new topics:

PENSION OBLIGATIONS: The collapse of the stock market means that state and local taxpayers could be on the hook for pension obligations handled by CalPERS. Ginger Rutland is examining the long-term consequences. Email her here.

REGIONAL TRANSIT: Ginger is also writing about the workshops that Regional Transit is holding to map its future operations. Have you been to one? If so, email Ginger with your impressions.

We are also examining new twists on old topics:

PROPOSITION 8: If the ballot measure to ban gay marriage fails, will it result in teaching of gay marriage in public schools? Contact Pia Lopez with your thoughts.

PROPOSITION 11: Opponents of the redistricting reform measure suggest it will result in "taxation without representation." They call it a "power grab" by Republicans. But they also call it a "power grab" by Democrats. This has left us in a state of confusement. Should we comment? Email me if you have a dog in this fight.

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About The Swarm

The Swarm is written by members of The Sacramento Bee's editorial board. They meet daily and are separate from the newsroom. Views included here are those of individual writers, and do not necessarily reflect those of a majority of the board or the positions expressed in The Bee's editorials.

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