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State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time

June 2, 2011 | 12:56 pm

State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time

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State Controller John Chiang announced this morning that he plans to withold the paychecks of state legislators, starting June 16, if the lawmakers haven’t submitted a balanced budget to the governor. The real tough love? “Payments forfeited will not be paid retroactively.” Chiang says he’s just complying with the terms of Proposition 25, the “On-Time […]

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November 17, 2010 | 1:05 pm

Scott Shafer and John Myers on Props 25/26

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It was a very busy election season, you may recall. Not only did you need to ready for Act II of that age-old political drama, titled “President Loses House,” but for your average California voter, proposition preparation was particularly laborious. Most of the pre-election focus centered on Proposition 19, marijuana legalization; and Proposition 23, an […]

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John Myers Demystifies Under-the-Radar Prop 25, Key Budget-Reform Law

October 26, 2010 | 11:42 am

John Myers Demystifies Under-the-Radar Prop 25, Key Budget-Reform Law

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Proposition 25 lowers the threshold for passage of a state budget from a two-thirds legislative vote requirement to a simple majority. This to me, at least on the surface, would seem to deliver the fundamental budget reform that so many have been calling for. Yet, compared to the marijuana legalization initiative and the proposition to […]

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New Poll: Brown’s Lead Up, Boxer’s Steady, Climate-Law Hold Lags, Majority-Budget Vote Soars

October 25, 2010 | 9:56 am

New Poll: Brown’s Lead Up, Boxer’s Steady, Climate-Law Hold Lags, Majority-Budget Vote Soars

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A Los Angeles Times/USC poll released Sunday finds Jerry Brown with a commanding lead over Meg Whitman, 52 to 39 percent, in the governor’s race. Brown’s advantage among Latinos increased 14 points from the last Times/USC poll in September. Whitman must really be feeling the heat, because the candidate that earlier in the campaign became […]

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