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California budget runs risk of killing off redevelopment agencies
Thursday Jun 16 2011
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
Friday May 27 2011
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
Friday Dec 10 2010
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
Friday Jul 31 2009
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’
Wednesday Jun 17 2009
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
Thursday Jun 11 2009
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
Tuesday May 26 2009
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'
Friday Feb 13 2009
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
Wednesday Jan 21 2009
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
Friday Jan 16 2009
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 ...
Time to act on budget is now
Wednesday Jan 14 2009
California faces the very real prospect of running out of money to pay its bills as soon as Feb. 1 unless we act now. With California facing severe budget problems, it is vital t ...
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