state budget

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 ...

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 ...