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Santa Paula Adopts Balanced Budget Despite COVID-19 Impacts

Santa Paula Adopts Balanced Budget Despite COVID-19 Impacts

Santa Paula, CA – The Santa Paula City Council recently adopted the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Operating and Capital budgets. The balanced budget totals $16.6 million, which includes both the General Fund and Measure T revenues. The budget document, which can be downloaded in full online, contains revenue and expenditure information for all City programs, capital […]

More Sequestration: The Best Bad Thing, For Now

More Sequestration: The Best Bad Thing, For Now

    By Thomas L. Knapp If American politicians lived in the real world, US president Barack Obama would propose and Congress would pass a balanced budget for the federal government. But American politicians don’t live in the real world. Since World War II they’ve inhabited a Utopian fantasy in which the federal government has […]

How Jerry Brown Hoodwinks Reporters

How Jerry Brown Hoodwinks Reporters

By David Crane 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 Brown for turning a fiscal crisis into a “surplus,” even though that surplus was achieved by ignoring more than $6 billion in […]