Capitol Beat – Hitting the Ground Running

Governor Jerry Brown, who has always taken a more conservative approach to spending, is using much of this year’s surplus to stash away billions of dollars in reserves, both because of the recession that he believes is looming and due to the prospect of the Republican Congress cutting social services in the wake of its vote for a tax cut last month that could swell the federal deficit by $1.4 trillion over a decade. Read More »

PORAC Endorsement for Governor

Today, the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor citing his record in dramatically reducing crime as Mayor of Los Angeles. Read More »

Back-to-Back Labor Victories

WVMPOA Successfully Fights Employer’s Unlawful and Retaliatory Activity Zacehry A. Lopes Attorney at Law Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver Kambiz Kamfirouzi President West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Officers’ Association The West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Officers’ Association (WVMPOA) is pleased to report back-to-back labor victories against the West Valley-Mission Community College […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – Hitting the Ground Running

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC This January begins the second half of a two-year legislative session. This means that we will see many of our 2017 priority bills moving through committee and floor hearings once again. We will also see other bills amended with brand-new language for us […] Read More »

Federal Legislation – Congress’ Year-End Push

With time running out to notch major legislative victories ahead of the looming 2018 midterm elections, Republicans in Congress spent December working feverishly to pass tax reform legislation. On December 1, the Senate passed its version of a bill to reshape the U.S. tax system by a vote of 51 to 49. On December 6, the Senate decided, by a vote of 51 to 47, to conference the Senate tax reform bill with the House version. The House similarly decided to conference its tax reform bill with the Senate by a vote of 222 to 192 on December 4. Read More »

2018 PORAC Scholarship Application

The Scholarship Committee is currently accepting 2018 Applications.   All applications must be mailed or delivered to the PORAC Office.  Applications that are emailed, faxed or received after the deadline will not be accepted, including those that are post marked. The Application deadline will be 5:00pm on Friday, March 30, 2018.  If you have questions, please email; Pamela Reay –  Read More »

PORAC Membership Mandatory Dues Assessment

As you may have heard, at the 2017 Annual Conference of Members, the Delegates voted in favor of passing a change to the PORAC Bylaws which created a mandatory assessment to address anticipated reform initiatives targeting our pensions. Read More »