state budget

Another View: Auburn's battle stations budget

For the last two years, Gov. (Jerry) Brown and the California Legislature have been waging a reckless war against local governments and the residents they serve. The 2011-12 state ...

Placer SPCA opposes repeal of animal adoption mandate

Placer SPCA announced its opposition Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed repeal of an animal adoption mandate. Pet advocates say the mandate, created by the 1998 enactment of ...

Auburn school district could still face mid-year cuts

Despite concerns of possible mid-year cuts, the Auburn Union School District board approved car allowances and cell phone stipends for the upcoming year. A two-year furlough agreem ...

Site selection, construction of Tahoe City courthouse could be delayed

Plans for a new courthouse in Tahoe City by 2015 are “up in the air” after a state budget approved by the California Legislature Tuesday. The new building is scheduled to be f ...

Cuts key to fixing budget

Paul Comiskey wants (once again) for the voters to have the opportunity to vote themselves higher taxes (Reader Input, June 2). Burdening hard working citizens with an extended t ...

School district receives happy news

The school district received half a million dollars more from the state than expected to fund expenses, including salaries for teachers and staff. That’s according to a presentat ...

Balance budget, or lose wages

Re: “No pay until the budget balances,” (Reader Input, July 6) My sentiments exactly, Rocky Warren! Why should the Legislature collect their wages when they are not doing the ...

Placer county teachers take a stand

Weimar teachers lined the school parking lot. They handed out pink fliers outlining the cuts the school is facing. The scene in front of Weimar Hills School on Thursday morning re ...

Downgrading education is no solution

Dear Editor: I submit to you the following question: when will we realize that cutting our children’s education is destructive to our economic future? This question occurred to ...

State needs help to cut spending

Here’s a positive spin on our state’s issues. Any observant adult living in California for long enough and dealing with our “special” rules must know there are an incredibl ...

Budgets, donations and fun: the state of ARD

Summer is our busiest time of year at the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD). This is the time of year that we spend months preparing for and months cleaning up from. I ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Balance the budget with across-the-board cuts

Disinfecting the notebook while considering that with so many probable Republican presidential hopefuls stepping on their peccadillos these days, perhaps the GOP ought to re-open t ...

Cut legislators’ pay and benefits first

Hats off to the Journal for (mostly) hitting the nail on the head in “State’s cutting muscle, not fat” (Our View, June 14). The simple fact is that Arnold and the shysters i ...

Preposterous to cut our school buses

I express strong opposition to the governor’s proposal to cut home-school transportation. This cut will put the safety and lives of schoolchildren at risk. It will disproportion ...

Rec district could see layoffs if revenue seized by state

Auburn Area Recreation and Park District officials could be forced to layoff employees and reduce maintenance at area parks if the state seizes property tax revenue from the alread ...