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04/14/14 » How Jerry Brown Hoodwinks Reporters
Bloomberg
State governments have a surefire strategy for hoodwinking the public and the news media, and nowhere does it work more perfectly than in California. Journalists can't stop lauding Governor Jerry...
04/07/14 » California still holds 4th place in state-local tax burdens
Sac Bee Capitol Alert
Californians carried the nation's fourth highest state and local tax burden in 2011, the Tax Foundation says in a new report, largely because its personal incomes are markedly lower than those of...
03/21/14 » Asm. Kristin Olsen: Legislature should take action to be more transparent during Sunshine Week
Turlock Journal
This week, the Legislature passed a resolution to recognize Sunshine Week, encouraging Californians to participate in appropriate activities relating to open government and access to public...
03/10/14 » Two decades of budget expenditures, revenue
Sac Bee Capitol Alert
Legislative budget subcommittee hearings on Gov. Jerry Brown's January spending plan are in full swing, with lawmakers, administration officials, the Legislative Analyst's Office and others debating...
03/06/14 » Estimate of how much state owes for retiree healthcare keeps rising
Los Angeles Times
While lawmakers begin discussing ways to fix California's cash-strapped teacher pension system, another long-term financial problem continues to fester. The cost of providing healthcare to retired...
02/12/14 » Asm. Curt Hagman: Restraint in spending is a smart move
Orange County Register
Governor Jerry Brown recently introduced his budget plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year, setting off a six-month debate over how best to use our state tax dollars. If nothing else, this year's...
01/28/14 » Asm. Curt Hagman: A Rare Moment for the State Budget
Diamond Bar - Walnut Patch
Governor Jerry Brown recently introduced his budget plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year, setting off a six month debate over how best to use our state tax dollars. If nothing else, this year’s conversion...
01/28/14 » Asm. Scott Wilk: Budget Battle: Brown vs. Democrats
SCV News
There is a looming budget battle developing in the state Capitol, but it’s not your usual partisan Democrat-versus-Republican fight. This time it’s a Democrat-on-Democrat scuffle over what the state’s...
01/20/14 » Jerry Brown’s budget calls for more state workers, less job outsourcing
Sacramento Bee
After several years of tamping down the size of California’s state bureaucracy, Gov. Jerry Brown is ready to grow it again.
01/14/14 » Asm. Eric Linder: Surplus should not spur state spending binge
Riverside Press-Enterprise
New Year’s Day always brings new hope and earnest resolutions. Maybe that’s why the first week of January seems the most crowded time of the year — at every local gym!
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