June, 2011

But — It's Still a Phony Budget

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

John Seiler: If a new budget passes as described in news accounts, Controller John Chiang should continue withholding legislators' pay. That's because the deal worked out between Gov. Jerry Brown and the dominant Democrats in the Legislature still would be a phony, unbalanced budget. Which still wo...

July 1 Tax Cut Will Boost CA Economy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

NOTE: This article first appeared yesterday in Flashreport.org. JUNE 28, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Assuming Republicans in the Legislature stand solid, Californians could get an early Independence Day gift this year: tax cuts. And that gift will provide a needed boost to the state economy. On July 1, ...

Redevelopment is Prop. 13 in Reverse

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Redevelopment is Prop. 13 in Reverse

JUNE 28, 2011 by WAYNE LUSVARDI To California redevelopment advocates, the policy brings the Midas touch to cities, turning everything into gold for the Golden State. Redevelopment fans point to all the beautiful new malls, restored Old Town business districts, industrial parks and mixed-use deve...

Little Hoover Critiques Community Colleges

Monday, June 27th, 2011

JUNE 28, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS If California's educational system were a student, it would be made to sit on a stool in the corner with a dunce cap on its head. Nearly one in four Californians is functionally illiterate, about a third of high school students drop out and 70-80 percent of the high ...

Dem Budget Deals In Hope

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Katy Grimes: Democratic legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown announced today that they have reached a majority-vote budget deal - without Republican votes or any of the reforms Republicans have pushed for. Legislators will begin voting on the plan on Tuesday. Democrats and the governor claim that reven...

Sales Tax Hike Expires This Week!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Katy Grimes: Finally some good news! California's 1% sales tax surcharge is set to expire Friday, July 1 making our sales tax 7.25 percent, down from 8.25 percent. A press statement just released today by Board of Equalization Member Senator George Runner reminded California consumers and retailers...

Brown, Dems, Leave GOP Out In Budget Plan B Talks

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Brown's Office Calls Republicans 'Basically Moronic'

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Budget Talks Test Gov. Brown's Campaign Promises

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Arnold: Blame Oprah

Monday, June 27th, 2011

John Seiler: Now Arnold's blaming Oprah for his marital problems. Reports Celebs.gather.com: Yes, the disgraced former California governator now blames Oprah Winfrey for the dissolution of his marriage. He's recently learned that it was the talk show powerhouse/media mogul who convinced her oldfrie...