California state budget

Where does our money go?

In my opinion, one of the biggest problems facing the budget in California is that there is no accountability. Look at the recent monies found within the State Parks bank accounts ...

Lawmakers close deficit on rosy projections

By JUDY LIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Exercising their new majority-vote authority, California Democrats on Tuesday closed the remainder of what had been a gaping budget ...

More bandage than budget?

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s deal to close its $26 billion budget gap may end up doing what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had hoped to avoid: kicking the state’s problems down ...

Dream menu for a balanced budget

Our budget bunglers are looking for “waste” under the wrong rugs. Here are a few suggested cuts (dream on): Education: Accounting for 40 percent of our budget, by law. Fire al ...

Is this the end of the big yellow bus?

On Friday, May 29 the governor released his revised proposed budget. He noted that these are difficult times and the proposed cuts will hurt. Buried in the proposal is a 65 percent ...

Sacramento hasn’t learned prudent lesson of cutting spending

Defrosting the notebook while wondering when this latest spate of global warming will go away ... One thing not going away is government’s never-satiated appetite for more and m ...