California budget

California budget runs risk of killing off redevelopment agencies

Although Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the proposed state Democratic budget Thursday, potential threats still hang in the air for Auburn. Brown has said in the past that he wants to dis ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

Ruffalo: State has nearly terminal case of financial shorts

In reporting on Wednesday’s town-hall style meeting about the state budget crises, the Associated Press called Governor-elect Jerry Brown’s efforts “the opening act.” Hop ...

Raising taxes won’t cure ills

I was glad to hear that the governor and the Legislature passed the current budget without raising taxes. After the $12.5 billion in tax increases loaded onto Californians earlier ...

State can’t afford ‘footsie’

California is nearing bankruptcy. We can’t afford special interests, massive social spending, pork and perks. It’s high time a grassroots organization stepped up and introduced ...

McClintock lacks solutions to problem

In reference to Rep. Tom McClintock’s guest column of June 8, page A4, he does not give any clues as to a solution to his title, “Is there a solution to California’s decline? ...

How the state budget shortfall will impact our schools

One of the joys of working in schools is the predictable nature of the year’s rituals. In the fall, we greet new students and staff, attend volleyball and football games and wa ...

A is for annexation of Auburn Airport's 'sphere of influence'

Dribbling through the notebook while wondering when the Sacramento Kings will get their bailout ... Meanwhile, don’t be surprised if the “A” word starts getting tossed aroun ...

Legislature must stand up instead of standing in the way

This last Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his State of the State address, one of the most brief in recent state history and perhaps one of the most critical as we face a ...

Governor’s state of the state was idle breath

Slashing useless items from the notebook while realizing that Conan the Barbarian’s sword is a prop; there’s no way it can make any cuts ... Apparently the scimitar isn’t t ...