In a March 30, 2017, circular letter, CalPERS identified changes to the way industrial disability retirements (IDRs) are to be handled and processed by local agencies. In addition to auditing the IDRs processed by contracting local agencies, CalPERS has made clear that it intends to take a harder line on both approving and continuing IDRs for CalPERS members of local agencies.
The intensity on the California State Assembly floor on the evening of June 1 was elevated as the highly debated bail reform bill AB 42 — authored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) and sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Californians for Safety and Justice, and California Public Defenders Association, among others — was deliberated.
On May 23, the Trump administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal, entitled “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” The budget request would provide $27.7 billion for the Department of Justice, a decrease of $1.1 billion compared to the FY2017 funding level. The budget places a strong emphasis on investing in immigration enforcement and combating violent crime.