budget

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 ...

Tom McClintock forgets his history

I agree with Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s editorial (Another View, July 29) which states cutting spending and creating new revenues from economic growth will balance the budget ...

Local students react to possible tuition hike

The University of California system this week could raise tuition for the second time in less than a year as officials respond to more state budget cuts. And the potential outcome ...

Local officials react to Legislature-approved budget

With the California Legislature passing a new state budget Tuesday and Gov. Jerry Brown saying he would sign the Democratic document, local representatives and officials are giving ...

Council approves first balanced budget in four years

The Auburn City Council approved the city’s first balanced general fund budget in four years and discussed how a charter status might affect the Auburn Fire Department Monday. A ...

Controller halts pay for California lawmakers

California’s controller took the rare step Tuesday of halting paychecks for all 120 state lawmakers after he determined they failed to meet a voter-approved requirement aimed at ...

Placer County paring spending next year with $720.4 million budget

With questions on the state budget still unanswered, Placer County has forged a $720.4 million spending plan of its own for the coming fiscal year that is 4.9 percent lower than th ...

Roseville faces rising pension tide

Like many municipalities, the City of Roseville faces a pension problem. The city’s annual contribution to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has bec ...

Redevelopment, prison questions cloud Placer County budget future

State budget wrangles and a U.S. Supreme Court decision are creating plenty of financial wrinkles to iron out at the local level, Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday. Both ...

Our View: Kids or not, you have a stake in Auburn schools

Auburn school supporters, it’s time to speak now or forever hold your peace. The marriage that bonds the Auburn community with quality elementary education has been rocked the p ...

District not out of the woods yet with May state budget revise

A May revision to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget could bring more dollars to education, but local school district representatives say it isn’t time to celebrate. The distr ...