Budget +71: Enough Cash... For Now

September 9, 2010 · Filed Under CA Budget · 3 Comments 

And now, the rare good news as the 2010 budget impasses continues to slouch toward the top (bottom?) of the record books: the state appears to have enough cash in the bank to avoid sending out IOUs anytime soon.

That's the assessment of Controller John Chiang in today's monthly cash report from his office.
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A 2011 Special Election if Brown Wins?

September 9, 2010 · Filed Under Ballot Measures, CA Budget, Elections · 1 Comment 

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There are no scheduled statewide elections next year. But to hear Jerry Brown talk about what he'd do as governor, it sounds as though he's certainly contemplating one -- a special election to help solve the state's seemingly unending budget problems.

But would the voters want to trudge back to the polls, again, for the ninth year out of the last ten?
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