Tag Archive for California Budget

What Do YOU Think About Recent School Budget Cuts?

No matter where you go in OC, local schools and school districts are feeling the pain of hard times. In Capistrano Unified, Coastal South County schools are preparing for $27 million in painful budget cuts. Santa Ana Unified is preparing to possibly lay off some 573 teachers in the 2008-09 school year. In Saddleback Valley…

Sunday Read: How About a Budget That Works for Everyone?

If the Governor demands our children, the disabled, and the poor to make sacrifices, then he ought to make the same demand on those who profit from loopholes in the tax system. We cannot continue to balance the budget on the backs of our poorest and most fragile people. It is wrong; it is reprehensible.…

My February 5 Election Endorsements & Election Open Forum

OK, it’s starting to get close to Election Day. And as such, I figured now would be a good time to talk with you about how we’re voting. Here at The Liberal OC we have no “editorial board” deciding endorsements, so don’t take this as official endorsements from the entire blog team. I’m just speaking…

There he goes again. Moorlach’s an idiot!

Today Governor Schwarzenegger announced his proposed budget, which proposes billions of dollars in cuts to healthcare and programs for the poor in California. In his typical demagogue fashion, Board of Supervisor’s Chairman John Moorlach blamed public employess for the shortfall. Specifically, the told the Orange County Register’s Total Buzz reporter Peggy Lowe that the Governor…

Getting What You Asked For

Is anyone else enjoying the collective whine about the Governor from our friends on the right? In 2003, Republicans staged a coup and successfully convinced California voters to recall Gray Davis.  On the number of choices available to Republicans were Arnold Schwarzenegger and State Senator Tom McClintock.  Democrats, largely opposed to the recall effort, were…

Unanswered Questions

Great seeing everyone at Drinking Liberally last night.  It was a wonderful send off for Mike Lawson who will be missed. We had a great time discussing our debates with our friends on the right.  I have the final say in two different posts here, both of which end with a question and some folks…