Tag Archive for budget crisis

Courage Campaign’s Ad Slams Governator

EDITOR’S NOTE: Courage Campaign has just released this ad and call to action against Schwarzenegger’s budget demands. The ad was created by Orange County’s dMedia. The following text is taken directly from the Courage Campaign’s call to action. Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to let our state go up in smoke. But you can stop him.…

Administration Audit Contradicts Governor’s IHSS Reform Pitch

Note: This just in from the 7th District Assemblywoman Noreen Evans’ and Budget Committee Chair, refuting the Governor’s inflated claims of fraud in IHSS.  In my opinion, if Schwarzenegger wants to root out fraud, he should look at his own reflection in the mirror. Making outlandish claims when he knows them to be untrue is…

News Roundup: 7-01-09

So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…

Orange County Budget Slated For Approval Today

SANTA ANA – Today being the last day of the County fiscal year it is also the last day for the Board of Supervisors to approve their final budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year. As we saw in the budget hearings last week, there will be significant cuts to programs and services due to the…

County Workers Union Chief Speaks Out on Layoffs

Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino sent the following message out to his 11,000 plus members highlighting the difficulties and differences of approach from county managers in addressing pending layoffs due to budget shortfalls. As the State budget situation deteriorates and it appears we may become vulnerable to even more reductions, I want…

You’ve Gotta Love Irvine’s Liberal Budget Foresight

Sean Emery reports today in the Orange County Register that the Irvine City Council unanimously voted to set aside $1.6 million in reserve funds to blunt the impact of social services cuts to their community. While the republican majorities on most city councils in Orange County have spent every dime they have, the progressive, liberal, management…

And We Have a Budget… Yuck.

Yes, my dears, California now has a budget. So what happened? Abel Maldonado got his silly “open primary” (Or did he? It first has to be approved by us the voters in 2010… Hehe.) so he can run for Controller. Some environmental laws have been weakened or delayed so people can die and big polluters…