Tag Archive for Budget

Deal Or No Deal? You Make The Call!

I was starting to feel relieved last night when Calitics reported that Sen. Dave Cox was about to agree to the budget. Ah, finally! But wait… The Republican Senate leader, Dave Cogdill, was then kicked out and replaced by even farther far-right Dennis Hollingsworth. Oops. And even though Cogdill said he had three votes lined…

The Party of No

The Contra Costa Times nails it with this story in this morning’s paper. But they were frankly too timid in the headline.  The California Republican Party IS the Party of NO.  No Ifs, ands, or buts about it. But you have to love this quote: “Their ideology has taken them to a point where they…

Divisiness and Bullying

This quote was pulled from a post on The Flash Report today: “Unity and teamwork are important for the GOP right now — and our leaders should publicly decry the divisive, bullying tactics being used by Senate President Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Bass.” – Jon Flesichman Look in a miror dude, or at least read…

SacBee: Budget Deal Reached

A combination of spending cuts and tax increases have led to a deal between the state legislature and the Governor to close California’s $40-billion budget gap.  Details are here. But you know the tax increases will mean bitching and whining from the Republicans and Conservatives throughout California.  Let’s see Jon Fleischman follow through on calls…

Patriotism from the School Cafeteria

My son, Ethan, attends Raymond Elementary in Fullerton and last night was “Movie Night.” It was raining very hard and I told him that there probably wouldn’t be anyone coming, but to my surprise and his delight, the cafeteria was packed. Kindergartners were huddled with their parents in sleeping bags and the big kids sat…

WDYT: What’s the State of the State?

Later today, Arnold the Governator will be giving his “State of the State” address. It’s expected to be mostly on the state budget crisis. As the budget crisis worsens, more & more Californians are wondering if the state will survive the latest fiscal catastrophe. So what can we do to get out of it? Our…