budget

District smart to apply brakes

On Wednesday night (Oct. 26) I attended a crowded Auburn Union School District Board meeting and heard the concerns voiced by the special education staff and parents about a new sp ...

Placer supes adopt $765.8 million budget

Praising Placer County budget-balancing efforts, Placer County supervisors adopted a $765.8 million spending plan Tuesday for the coming year. On paper, the final budget is 1.1 pe ...

Placer County departments talk about doing more with less

One by one, departments updated Placer County supervisors on their budgets Thursday and Friday, all marching to a familiar tune: Do more with less. In the two-day budget workshop, ...

Another View: Placer County plans its budget well

It is no accident that Placer County is in better budget shape than many counties and cities across California. Our county has remained in good shape despite the economic slowdown ...

Budget workshops to fine-tune Placer County’s $720 million spending blueprint

Placer County supervisors will hunker down Thursday and Friday for a series of final decisions on a budget now hovering around $720 million. Mid-August budget workshops have been ...

Another View: County proud of its budgeting measures

The public and media keep close tabs on how local governments spend taxpayer dollars these days. Placer County welcomes the scrutiny, and is happy to provide answers. I want to tak ...

Government sickens reader

I am sickened with our government. If I had a daughter that abused her credit card privilege by overspending in the thousands, I certainly wouldn’t reward her with a higher debit ...

Placer Republicans leery of Washington budget moves

On the short end of monumental budget votes in the House, U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, is warning that the Budget Control Act flirts with a credit downgrade and greatly e ...

Jim Ruffalo: Will US survive government’s spendthrift ways?

So tell me! How did we get into this mess? Not a day goes by that one governmental entity or another is reaching into our wallets and purses for another handful of our hard-earned. ...

Think before you try this

There are just too many zeros in trillions of dollars for anyone to understand so let’s simplify the numbers. The debt is over $14,000,000,000,000 trillions. Let’s make it look ...