Posts Tagged ‘Prop. 25’

Assembly Republican, ex-Republican sell out on tax hikes

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Aug. 14, 2012 By John Seiler Just a couple of months ago Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher was being hailed as a new kind of "postpartisan," "non-ideological," "bipartisan" politician we need more of in the state Capitol. He had quit the Republican Party after it dissed him during his failed attempt to ...

Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! at political manipulation

Monday, July 16th, 2012
Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! at political manipulation

July 16, 2012 By John Seiler George Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! that his beloved liberal, high-tax, big-waste Democrats are manipulating the initiative system. Did he expect they were going to run California like Switzerland? He writes writes about Proposition 25, which allowed a budget to be pa...

CA debt much larger than reported

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Reports of California's debt usually just include the $17 billion budget deficit. But California also owes the federal government $14 billion, and public schools $10 billion. While California sputters under  the massive debt, legislators continue to take up ridiculous...

The Prop. 25 bait and switch

Friday, April 27th, 2012

April 27, 2012 By Joseph Perkins For years, Sacramento’s tax-and-spend Democrats tried to figure out a way to persuade California voters to amend the state Constitution to require a simple -- rather than two-thirds -- majority of the Legislature to pass the state budget. In 2010, they finally h...

Controller Chiang Docks Leg Pay

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

John Seiler: In an unprecedented move, Controller John Chiang just suspended Legislators' pay for not passing a budget by June 15, as is required by Proposition 25. In a press release, his office explained his action: His analysis sought to determine whether the budget met the requirements of Propo...

The Paycheck Protection Budget

Friday, June 17th, 2011

JUNE 17, 2011 The California Legislature just passed a budget. Less than 24 hours later, the governor vetoed it, leaving many political wonks scratching their heads in wonderment at why Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a budget from his own party. Could this have been the plan all along, so that legislator...

Budget Negotiations Getting Combative

Friday, March 18th, 2011

MARCH 18, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The Legislature Thursday passed the main budget bill, with nearly $14 billion in spending reductions. Budgets would be slashed for libraries, higher education, parks, programs for the poor, universities and colleges, state parks and child care programs. The budget pa...