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A State Budget That Invests In Our Community

A State Budget That Invests In Our Community

By Senator Henry Stern 27th Senate District  (D-Los Angeles) There is nothing we can do to make up for what everyone in this state has lost over the past 16 months during this terrible pandemic. However what we, as a state government, can do is take the unexpected multi-billion dollar budget surplus we have and […]

Legislative analyst says Newsom has $38B surplus, not $76B

Legislative analyst says Newsom has $38B surplus, not $76B

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A state office reviewed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed “May Revision” budget proposal and found there’s only half of the expected budget surplus Newsom’s promoting.  The California Legislative Analyst’s Office, a nonpartisan state department, released its impressions on Newsom’s budget this week. Most notably, the report said Newsom […]

EVs, Solar, Wind Sidelined as State Budgets Slashed

EVs, Solar, Wind Sidelined as State Budgets Slashed

BY ALAN MCDONNELL   The future of many climate change and renewable energy projects across the United States is in serious doubt as states slash budgets due to the fallout from the CCP virus crisis. With fiscal black holes looming and taxation and other income having been decimated, state governors look set to cut back where they can to ensure […]

Track California’s Tax Receipts As Revision of Next State Budget Nears

Track California’s Tax Receipts As Revision of Next State Budget Nears

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today launched an online tracker for daily personal income tax receipts through April. This month is a pivotal phase for the state’s fiscal outlook as Californians file hundreds of thousands of tax returns and the new fiscal year starts July 1. Last fiscal year, personal income taxes accounted […]

The Real Cost of K-12 Education

The Real Cost of K-12 Education

By R. Claire Friend  . The annual cost of K-12 education in the United States has increased steadily for decades. For 2015, the cost is about $600 billion. Fiscal reality has not diminished the demand by politicians and their powerful union cronies for even more money, a substantial portion of which would be earmarked to […]

California’s Train Ride Into The Abyss

California’s Train Ride Into The Abyss

By Gregory J. Welborn Most of the news coverage these days is on international and national events. While there’s some notable legitimacy in that focus, cialis there are still very important issues to discuss at the state level. Now’s as good a time as any to return to our California shores and explore how our […]

State Controller: State has $8.5 BILLION Cash Deficit—Governor Brown is this a Surplus?

State Controller: State has $8.5 BILLION Cash Deficit—Governor Brown is this a Surplus?