Tag Archive for state budget crisis

AP’s Top News Stories of 2009

I would have thought the confirmation of Justice Sotomayor would have warranted inclusion, but per the editors of the Associated Press, here are the top news stories of 2009. Here are 2009′s top 10 stories as voted by the U.S. editors and news directors:  -1. THE ECONOMY: Despite a $787 billion federal stimulus package, much…

"Jack-Booted State Employee Unions…."

Conservative Republican pollster Adam Probolsky has a column in today’s Flash Report that scores a 9.9 of a 10.0 on the old “Wheel of Morality” that was once a feature on the Warner Bros cartoon “Animanics.” Adam spun the wheel and it stopped on “bankrupt” so yes, he’s morally bankrupt here. When arguing politics, the…

Administration Audit Contradicts Governor’s IHSS Reform Pitch

Note: This just in from the 7th District Assemblywoman Noreen Evans’ and Budget Committee Chair, refuting the Governor’s inflated claims of fraud in IHSS.  In my opinion, if Schwarzenegger wants to root out fraud, he should look at his own reflection in the mirror. Making outlandish claims when he knows them to be untrue is…

California Budget Update

SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymembers Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) and Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) say swift action to close California’s budget deficit also needs to include appropriate action to ensure that California doesn’t throw away eligibility for billions of dollars in federal funding or turn itself into the only…

The Tyranny of the Heartless Minority

The Republican minority in the state assembly and state senate have issued their own budget proposal and Dan Weintraub’s column today exposes it as a joke. For the party that will protect luxury yacht owners by leaving open a Tax Loophole and allowing themse;ves to be more accountable to the Flash Report than voters, the…