Tag Archive for California Budget

There is more to government than the budget

Usually I find the Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph to be an objective reporter. He covers the State Capitol beat and today he posted a report on Total Buzz With budget negotiations stalled, lawmakers debate … food? that seemed to me to be straight out of the Steven Greenhut school of reporting. Yes, I know that…

News Bits 7-07-09

Here is a quick summary of some of the news of the day for July 7, 2009. Anaheim mayor will lead fight for high-speed rail line (OCRegister) Public guardian fires back against mismanagement claims (OCRegister) California’s borrowing costs may rise after Fitch downgrades state bonds (SacBee) Bass frustrated, leaders researching Prop. 98 implications (SacBee)   And on the…

No Budget, IOUs, Home for the Holiday Weekend

From the Orange County Register’s Jennifer Muir and Brian Joseph: SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers headed home Thursday without a budget deal, as the state controller’s office began printing tens of thousands of IOUs, leaving vendors, municipal governments and students who receive financial aid bracing for the worst.  Action on the budget appears to be stalled until Monday,…

Schwarzenegger: Democrats are wasting time

Just up on the LATimes.com Arnold Schwarzenegger says Democrats are wasting time on flawed budget plans The California governor says he will veto the Legislature-approved package, which includes tax hikes. The state is days away from having to issue IOUs. By Shane Goldmacher, Reporting from Sacramento — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today scolded Democrats for squandering…

Senate Republicans Block Budget Solutions

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Budget Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) highlights bipartisan Assembly action on Thursday to produce $4 billion in cash solutions that can prevent California from having to issue IOU’s as early as next week. However, echoing disappointment in Senate Republican obstructionism seen in February’s state budget situation, Evans…