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Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

By James Poulos New figures on the November 2016 election cycle showed that Golden State Democrats continued to shell out substantial sums to compete with one another for elective office. Numbers taken from the California Secretary of State, and verified with Cal-Access campaign records, illustrate how the state’s blanket primary system, which pits the top two first-round vote-getters against […]

Santa Paula: Raises User Fees, Spends More

Santa Paula: Raises User Fees, Spends More

By Sheryl Hamlin In the actionable portion of the January 3, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council raised the User Fees and Rates, while approving spending increases above and beyond what the fee increases will generate. Item 10 B. Citywide User Fee and Rate Public Hearing. Note that the potential for the current […]

Keep the Lame Duck’s appetite in check

Keep the Lame Duck’s appetite in check

As Americans across the country are still recovering from their Thanksgiving feasts, our Lame Duck Congress is preparing to fill its never-ending appetite for overspending. This Lame Duck Congress, full of lawmakers who will soon be retiring or leaving their posts after losing reelection, lacks the accountability to the people that’s inherent in a normal […]

Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

By Simon Black, Founder  November 17, 2016, Santiago, Chile OK, this is pretty nuts. According to data released by the Treasury Department yesterday, the US national debt has soared by a whopping $294 billion since the start of the 2017 fiscal year, just 45 days ago. That’s an annualized increase of 13%. So if they […]

Teacher Union Political Spending: Liberal as Ever

Teacher Union Political Spending: Liberal as Ever

By LARRY SAND AFT continues to use teachers as ATM machines to fund their pet leftist causes. The latest American Federation of Teachers annual financial disclosure has been released (H/T RiShawn Biddle). This year’s LM-2 is filled with goodies that are sure to warm the cockles of leftist teacher union members, but apolitical educators, centrists […]

Citing CPC study, new Assembly bill seeks to stop runaway school bond debt

Citing CPC study, new Assembly bill seeks to stop runaway school bond debt

AB 2116 author Rep. James Gallagher (R-Sacramento Valley) says his bill would limit the ability of school districts to take on debt through new bonds – even authorizing county auditors to stop spending if bond “funds are not being spent appropriately.” “Borrowing for school construction has exploded in the last decade,” Gallagher said.“As borrowing hits record highs, it […]

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much

. Gov. Brown’s opening general fund budget gambit of $122.6 billion – total spending including bond and special funds is $170.7 billion – sets a new record for state government spending. That the big increases are coming from the man many regard as one of the more sane of Sacramento’s top politicians does not bode […]

The House of Shadows: How to spend $1 trillion in the dark

The House of Shadows: How to spend $1 trillion in the dark

by Jon Rappoport, 12-23-15   Congressional lunatics on the march   Rand Paul: nobody read the $1.1 trillion bill before passing it   (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)   “Congressman, the American people are in an uproar.  This is serious.  I can’t begin to imagine what penalties you’re going to […]

Hello, world: is your government driving you crazy?

Hello, world: is your government driving you crazy?

  By Jon Rappoport Politics, the god Hermes, and the big joke.  Suppose, against all odds, enlightenment is funny and funny works like magic because it is magic Note: If, as you read this article, you think I’m saying ‘don’t worry, be happy’ or ‘just laugh it off’ or ‘forget all the suffering in the […]

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