March, 2010

State tax receipts down sharply

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

March 31, 2010 By JOHN SEILER A new study by the U.S. Census Bureau found that the tax receipts of the California state government dropped 13.9 percent. That was fifth highest of the states, with the higher states being: Alaska 41.2 percent drop in revenue, Arizona 17.9 percent, South Carolina 15....

Is Public Transit Bankrupt?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

March 31, 2010 By KATY GRIMES With the announcement this week by Sacramento Regional Transit that it is reducing bus and train service by 22 percent, it’s never too late to address the problems faced by the chronic deficit-plagued transit systems in the state. The American Public Transportati...

State violates e-waste rules

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

March 31, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO Despite a state Auditor’s report and a four-year-old law that prohibits consumers from throwing old and broken electronic devices into the trash, many state agencies are apparently still throwing computers, television sets, radios, printers, copiers, radios ...

Don't worry — we're still in a drought

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

NUMMI shuts down in 48 hours

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Another late filing fee for a CalPERS trustee?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

LAO: Arnold wants too much (electrical) power

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Amateur Carly

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I was perusing a Web attack ad by Carly Fiorina: Boxer and Campbell both Supported the Gas Tax Boxer and Campbell are both Wrong for California But at the top of the Web page -- the part above where it says "File Edit View", etc., on Windows -- we read: "Barbara Boxer has Only Passed Three Bills in...

Fighting Without Skin in the Game

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Usually when two sides fight over a contentious issue, both have skin in the game. But when the government fights American citizens, it’s with bully tactics, intimidation, threats and not about the well-being of anyone. Which is probably one of the biggest reasons that Americans and Californians ...

This just in: state's public schools suck

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010