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Fed Decision Led To 'Tough' CA Budget
JAN. 12, 2011 By CHRISS STREET Ten years from now university economists will analyze Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s recent presentation to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee as the successful turning point in American economic policy from a focus on demand side consumption spending to sup...
LAO Predicts Redevelopment Dash
Katy Grimes: The Legislative Analyst's Office likes Governor Jerry Brown's $26.4 billion proposed budget -- $12. 5 billion in spending cuts, $14 billion in new taxes -- and they don't. The overall feel of the Overview of the Governor's 2011-2012 Budget is that most of the proposed budget changes Bro...
Meet New Assembly Rabble-Rouser
JAN. 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Fed up with the increasing job-killing regulations, punitive state agencies, and the hefty taxes on California’s businesses, Shannon Grove decided to run for Assembly. She won resoundingly in her district, but as only one of 28 Republican Assembly members, many are a...
Pelican Bay Gallows Humor
Anthony Pignataro: It must be difficult for state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation press office to write snappy, crisp news releases about violence perpetrated on prison guards. I was thinking about this last night while reading this statement about how two inmates at Pelican Bay State ...
LAT: GOP Will Not Offer Budget Plan