Tag: state budget
State to get multibillion dollar cash surpluses in next fiscal years, but cautions against spending.
I keep hearing this word “realignment” in reference to Jerry Brown’s master plan for reworking the California budget into something…well…workable. But aside from the image of a steering wheel, I never really get a mental picture as to what the term means. So naturally I asked John Myers, KQED’s Sacramento Bureau Chief, just what the […]
Now that we’re in the middle of what may yet turn out to be the most painful in a recent series of wrenching budget debates, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit a topic that always looms large over any discussion of California fiscal matters: Proposition 13. Back in 1990, when I […]
Today in the state budget: Jan 18 Polls illuminate Brown’s path (LA Times) Brown’s prison plan has a hitch: County jails are overcrowded too (Sacramento Bee) Many cities, counties fast-track redevelopment projects (Sacramento Bee) Brown’s Countdown, Day 9: Special interests with hands in the budget pie (Sacramento Bee) East Bay businesses, officials worry about proposed […]
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 […]
The California Report’s Sacramento Bureau chief, John Myers, spoke to a source close to the budget negotiations today who outlined some of the most notable elements of the long-awaited budget deal. Some highlights from his post: Spending Reductions: $7.5 billion. While we’ve been hearing that number for a while, a few of the details seem […]