April revenue collections fell $1.8 billion below estimates, worsening the state’s budget cash shortfall by a like amount.
As of April 30, the state received $7,752,965 in personal income taxes – well short of the $8.9 billion expectation used to create the budget signed in February.
Corporate tax collections were expected to be $2.3 billion for the month.    Read more »
With only one day left in April, the state is well short of its revenue collection predictions for the month, likely worsening the state’s already grim budget picture by more than $1.5 billion.
Income tax collections for the month, through April 29, totaled $7.7 billion, $1.2 billion below the $8.9 billion expectation the budget signed February 20 is premised on.    Read more »
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger might get to appoint a new lieutenant governor for California, if the incumbent, John Garamendi, wins his bid to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher in the 10th Congressional District.
The Walnut Grove Democrat backed out of his race for governor on April 22 declaring himself a candidate for Tauscher’s seat should she be confirmed by the U.S.    Read more »
There’d better be a lot of misplaced or unopened envelopes at the Franchise Tax Board, if California hopes to reach the $8.9 billion in personal income taxes it expects to collect by the end of the month.
While Monday April 27 saw $1.4 billion added to the tally over the transom over the weekend, Tuesday April 28 saw just $227,525 in additional revenue.    Read more »
With three days left in April, the Franchise Tax Board reports personal income tax collections of $7.4 billion — $1.5 billion short of the amount state budget writers predict California will collect.
Corporate tax collections – expected to reach $2.3 billion this month — are at $1.5 billion as of April 27.    Read more »
The fifth in a series of Interviews with statewide Democratic candidates who will be attending the Democratic State Convention in Sacramento, April 24 through April 26.
(Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, a Fremont Democrat, is in his final two-year term in the lower house. A former union lawyer, he chaired the Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security prior to becoming Assembly Majority leader.    Read more »
The fourth in a series of interviews with statewide Democratic candidates who will be attending the Democratic State Convention in Sacramento, April 24 through April 26.
(Assemblyman Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat, is in his final two-year term in the lower house. As he tells California’s Capitol, he has been the Assembly’s point person on foreclosure and mortgage issues.    Read more »
With eight days left in April, personal income tax receipts crested $5 billion – less than half the $12.8 billion collected in April 2008 and almost $4 billion short of the $8.9 billion, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Department of Finance estimates the state will take in during the month.
April is a crucial budgetary month because it is when the state receives the most personal income tax revenue.    Read more »
The Third in a Series of Interviews with statewide Democratic candidates who will be attending the Democratic State Convention in Sacramento, April 24 through April 26.
(A native of the eastside of Los Angeles, Rocky Delgadillo was elected Los Angeles City Attorney in 2003. He ran for state Attorney General in 2006, losing in the primary to Jerry Brown.    Read more »
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