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 ...