California budget deficit

Despite budget, Gaines rewards his state employees with raises

With the state in deep fiscal distress, Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, was one of several California lawmakers who rewarded their employees with pay raises during the first h ...

Conservation Corps’ Placer facility faces budget ax

“Job uncertainty” is being added to the oft-repeated “Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions” credo the California Conservation Corps is known for. The uncertainty is ov ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Econ news dicey, not all bad

Ignoring the notebook while discarding my 401-K shredded to use as New Year’s Eve confetti ... Yes, times are tough, and a perfect example of that is the new contract about to b ...