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LAT: Brown's Budget Would Sting Business
Brown Wisely Takes On Corporate Welfare
JAN. 10, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT The Sacramento Bee's  coverage of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies reads like something out of a California Redevelopment Association press release:  "Old Sacramento was revived with the help of public redevelopment money, back...
Recalling Honig, A Man Of 'Conviction'
JAN. 10, 2010 By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Bill Honig to the State Board of Education, explaining, “I think people can be confident that he has a contribution to make.” That may be doubted, but Mr. Honig, who withdrew his name today,  is certainly a man of convict...
Port of Call for CA’s Crippled Commerce
JAN. 10, 2010 By LAER PEARCE If Gov. Jerry Brown has any chance of draining California’s budget swamp of red ink, he’s going to need more than aggressive spending cuts and votes for more taxes, as he proposes.  He’s also going to need a resurgence in California’s business environment, but...
Brown's Budget Shifts Much To Localities
JAN. 10, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget fix is a topic of statewide social conversation but often misreported in the media. Re: Jerry Brown Wants to Tame Budget with Tax Extensions, Deep Cuts, LA Times Anatomy of Brown’s Budget Plan, Sacramento Bee Gov. Jerry Brown to Unve...