Tag Archive for California Budget

Sunday Read: A Blogger Crashes the Gates to The LA Times

  With all the projected red ink, The Times and other newspapers are starting to pay attention to the budget mess. Unfortunately, this newspaper has recently gone out of its way to suggest that the budget crisis is primarily traceable to spending. The role that tax policy plays in the persistent revenue shortfalls receives much…

It’s OUR Health Care, So We Need to Take Action

Last weekend, our fine Governor vetoed legislation that would have given us a chance to truly begin reforming our broken health care system. The State Legislature tried to expand access to affordable health care and control costs for consumers, but our lovely Governator wants none of that. He’d rather just force all of us to…

Republicans, tax breaks, and yachts

  Schwarzenegger kills a $55-million initiative that helps the mentally ill, then signs the budget. Counties and cities can fund it, an aide says. On Friday Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 7-week delayed State budget.  Before he signed it he did live up to his promise to slice $700 million demanded by Republican legislators to eliminate…

Deal? No Deal!

It seems that Republican MINORITY Leader Dick Ackerman cannot negotiate for his caucus on the state budget, now over due by by 52 days. Earlier today, Senator Dick Ackerman indicated that there was a tentative agreement on the budget. Brian Joseph reported in the Orange County Register Irvine Senator announces tentative budget deal.  Joseph lead…