December 2012 Volume 25 No. 25 By the Way . . . SSC Holiday Schedule December Finance Bulletin a Mixed Bag Legislative Analyst’s Office Identifies ERAF Property Tax Shortfall 2014 Statewide Facilities Bond Bills Introduced By The Way . . . CalSTRS Reviewing Firearm Manufacturer Investments Ask SSC . . .What Happens to Employer-Paid Member Contributions for New Members If a Contract Expires July 1, 2013? How Safe is Safe?—An Editorial by School Services of California California Competes Challenges Shared Governance Regulations State Budget Outlook—Video Ask SSC . . . Employee Contribution Rates Under Pension Reform What We Do Know and What We Don’t Know About the “Pay or Play” Employer Mandate Payroll and Benefit Parameters Set by the IRS for 2013 Sue Burr to Retire as Executive Director of the State Board of Education The Golden State Once Again?