Tag Archive for California budget crisis

Arnold Vetos Budget for Battered Women

Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” penned this extraordinary opinion piece about the Governor of California’s decision to terminate funding in the budget for battered women. From the piece: I try to imagine what the governor thinks as he draws his veto pen through 40 years of women’s struggle and work, how he sleeps knowing…

Gavello Discovers Tustin Investment Policies Were Politically Motivated.

In the YouTube below (h/t OCProgressive), Tustin Councilwoman Deborah Gavello asks questions regarding the city investment decision making process and discovers that the decision to withdraw Tustin investments from the County investment pool prior to the 2008 election was politically motivated. The boys on the Council (all Republican) just cannot stand it when they have…

Assembly Passes Final Budget Bills

They’re done in the Assembly. We have budget legislation on the way to the Governor. The Assembly budget solutions are short $1.1 billion from the Senate solutuoins. It should be noted that the drilling expansion bill of DeVore’s died. Anyone want to take bets as to how long it takes for the budget to be…

Cities Threaten to Sue over Budget Deal

Yesterday the California League of Cities hosted a press conference to announce their intention to sue the State of California over the raid on gas tax and redevelopment funds to “balance” the state budget. Martin Wisckol of the Orange County Register filed this report: Cities say they’ll sue if plan to raid local coffers moves…

Local Governments Slapped Hard By CA Budget Deal

This just went up on the PublicCEO blog: Budget Deal Condemned by Cities and Counties Almost as soon as a deal to close the state’s $25 billion shortfall was announced Monday evening, a call went out from local government to vote against the proposal when it comes to the Senate and Assembly floor on Thursday.…

Yes Virginia; there is a Budget Deal and it ain’t pretty.

The Big 5 in our state government announced this evening that they have reached an agreement on the solution for California’s $26.3 billion budget shortfall. Steinberg: we have faced a cumulative $60 billion defecit since Jan. 1 Here is the video of the comments by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass at the Press Conference: UPDATE: Here is today’s report…