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Report bolsters governor’s call for budget caution

With the June 15 deadline to finalize the 2016-17 state budget looming, Gov. Jerry Brown continues to push back at Democratic lawmakers’ call for him to revise his $123 billion spending plan to include new or expanded spending on social

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CA fiscal health ranks 44th in country

In fiscal year 2013-14, California saw a slight uptick in the condition of its fiscal health, based on fiscal solvency metrics as reported by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. California placed 44th among U.S. states for fiscal health,

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California employment back to 2009

July 9, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi California’s current employment rate is about at the same as in 2009, a year after the bank panic and mortgage meltdown of 2008. While California’s unemployment rate has dropped from a high of 12.3

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