Tag Archives: Clark Kelso

Prisons Debate: A Numbers Game?

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Quick, jot down the following numbers: 167,000… $1.2 billion… $3 million… 4%… 37%… 2.4. They’re going to come in handy when lawmakers soon wrap themselves in a one of the most complicated and controversial areas of public policy: prisons. The … Continue reading »


Prison Health Care Almost Half Billion Over Budget

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Adding more angst to easily the worst budget situation in California history, officials confirm that the federal court appointed prison receivership has spent almost $500 million more than budgeted in the fiscal year that ends on June 30. The cost … Continue reading »


Judge Rejects Ending Prison Health Oversight

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The federal judge who took control of California prison health care some three years ago rejected a request today to scrap the court-appointed receivership. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson denied a petition from Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown … Continue reading »


Audit: $26.7 Million "Improperly" Spent By Prison Receiver

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A new state audit concludes the original federally court appointed receiver overseeing health care in California prisons “improperly” approved $26.7 million in spending on information technology needs. State Auditor Elaine Howle’s new report raps the knuckles of the receivership program … Continue reading »


Add $3.1 Billion to Budget Deficit?

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There’s a chance the budget hole just got deeper, if the courts side with the man tapped to resolve problems with health care in California’s prisons. Clark Kelso, the federal court appointed receiver for prison health care, decided today to … Continue reading »


CHP, CalFire Exempt From Pay Cut

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BUDGET DAY PLUS 35 — As various state agencies continue to decide which workers would, and would not, be exempt from Governor Schwarzenegger’s executive order suspending all but minimum wages for their work in August, there’s now word that two … Continue reading »


Court Receiver Ups The Ante, Again

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Henry Hill: “You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny.” Tommy DeVito: “What do you mean I’m funny? You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me… but I’m funny how? I mean funny like I’m … Continue reading »