December 2015 Volume 35 No. 25 By the Way . . . SSC’s 2015 Winter Holiday Schedule Congressional Spending and Tax Cut Plan Includes Two-Year Delay in “Cadillac Tax” Department of Finance Confirms Year-to-Date Revenues Above Forecast Payroll and Benefit Parameters for 2016 State Controller Reports November Revenues Outpace Estimate Ask SSC . . . Concerns About the Minimum Wage and ACA on Lower Paid Positions New or Modified Laws Affecting Human Resources Effective January 1, 2016 Votes Split on Extending Proposition 30 New Proposal to Extend Proposition 30 Submitted Guest Article: Salary Overpayment: What Recovery Options Exist for School Districts and Community Colleges? UCLA Forecasters Say U.S. Economy Reaching “Full Employment” Ask SSC . . . Can Board Members Hire Their Spouses?