state budget

To Darrell Steinberg: Who's your daddy?

In talking about passing the state’s budget deal, uber-liberal Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg quoted his father as saying “I didn’t raise a man not to pay his bil ...

Budget bill rewards poor choices, bad behavior

I am writing because I can no longer stand the comments regarding the “stick it to us” bill. The idea of the entire nation following the pitiful example that our state has set ...

Impact small for Auburn in state’s new budget

The state’s recently passed budget that includes cuts to education and social services will not heavily impact Auburn, according to City Manager Bob Richardson. “The level of ...

Time for a good tax audit of all the ‘powers-that-be’

We’re in a terrific mess. California is $43 billion in debt and the federal government is putting together a multi-trillion dollar “stimulus package” that everyone from now u ...

Hold off on the joy juice until state learns to budget

It’s wonderful that in America we can disagree on political ideology, so I’m disagreeing with Ron Lowe’s diatribe against Republicans in the Journal (Your Views, Feb. 5) as b ...

Budget crunch means long days for legislators, staffers

Behind the scenes, legislators and their staff are working long days as the state’s budget impasse continues. For Sen. Sam Aanestad and four of his team, Saturday ended up being ...

Sierra College agrees to pay grants for spring

Elizabeth Barlow works two full-time jobs, one part-time job and goes to school full-time so there really isn’t a lot of wiggle room to find another way to make more money, she s ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Good villagers of Auburn did more than their best

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Especially if you’re AIG, or a bank too big to fail, or the Detroit auto industry. Recently, somebody who does math better than myself cal ...

Looking Behind The Scenes: So why can't California Legislature deliver state budget in reasonable time?

Sobbing through a tear-stained notebook while wishing the beloved Cubbies better luck next century... Come to think of it, it well could be another 100 years before we see the Cali ...

Mixed reviews for content on Journal opinion page

I am writing to comment on three items that appeared on the opinion page Friday, Sept. 19. First, the so-called “cartoon” by Andy Lukkonen insinuating that Senator Tom McClinto ...

Access denied for many Sierra College students

It’s only the second day of class but already Sierra College administrators have a difficult math problem to solve. With state legislators still fighting over budget issues, st ...

Politicians must feel urgency to fix stalled budget

Enough already. It’s time for some real hardscrabble, down-to-the-bones negotiations by the state legislature to get a budget passed. We need a sense of urgency and a demonstra ...

Open letter to the community: Seniors First needs your help

Dear Readers: Every year about this time, those nonprofits amongst us who rely on funding that flows through the State of California begin to hold our breath. Why you ask? Because ...
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