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Tag: Darrell Steinberg

June 27, 2011 | 2:12 pm

Brown, Dem Leadership Announce Budget Deal; Rosier Projections, Potential Cuts Part of Plan

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After a serious failure to communicate, the Dems appear to all be singing from the same prayer book now. To balance the budget, Darrell Steinberg, John Perez and the Guv have announced a deal that relies on better revenue projections and potentially triggered cuts if those rosier number don’t materialize. Find reports about the deal […]

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June 17, 2011 | 9:42 am

Video: Steinberg, Perez Press Conference Slamming Brown Veto

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Fans of Democrat-on-Democrat verbal sniping take note: Here’s the video of yesterday’s extraordinary joint press conference by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez slamming Jerry Brown after Brown’s veto of the Democrat-crafted budget bill.

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Democratic Bill Would Let Locals Tax Themselves

May 5, 2011 | 11:52 am

Democratic Bill Would Let Locals Tax Themselves

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Given the Senate’s Democratic majority, it’s not surprising the bill moved forward. The bigger question, though, is what impact it might have on the budget stalemate.

In fact, much of this morning’s debate over SB 653 seemed to be more about state than local budgeting. Steinberg’s bill is both simple and clever: local governments — a county, city, even a school district — would be able to impose a number of taxes which are now the exclusive province of the state, as long as the voters approve.

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April 28, 2011 | 11:36 am

Audio: Darrell Steinberg on the Idea of Targeting Additonal Cuts to GOP Districts

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KQED’s John Myers recorded Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s comments yesterday on Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s suggestion, made in front of the Bay Area News Group’s editorial board, that any additional cuts to the budget start in the districts of Republicans who refuse to vote for putting tax extensions on the ballot. Here’s what Steinberg said […]

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Morning Splash: State Dems Threaten Cuts in GOP Districts; New Poll on Brown Budget Plan

April 28, 2011 | 7:43 am

Morning Splash: State Dems Threaten Cuts in GOP Districts; New Poll on Brown Budget Plan

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Democrats threaten to target cuts in GOP legislators’ districts (Sacramento Bee) With no agreement in sight on how to close the state’s remaining $15.4 billion deficit, some Democrats are discussing targeting GOP districts with steeper cuts if legislative Republicans will not vote for a solution that includes taxes. “You don’t want to pay for government, […]

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March 25, 2011 | 1:11 pm

Darrell Steinberg on Budget Negotiations: “I’m Prepared to Pull the Plug” (Video)

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According to the Sacramento Bee, one measure of progress in the budget negotiations is the Darrell Steinberg moodmeter. If so, we may be in trouble. The Democratic Senate President Pro Tem talked to reporters at the capital today and said this: “Just for myself, if these guys don’t start moving and moving fast, I’m prepared […]

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January 10, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Brown Budget 2011: State Officials React

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A rather random selection of reaction to Gov. Brown’s 2011-2012 budget, which calls for an additional $12.5 billion in budget cuts and a five-year extension of “temporary” sales and income taxes adopted under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. University of California President Mark Yudof, An Open Letter to California: “This is a sad day for California. In […]

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