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Let’s face it. I don’t like asking you for money and you probably don’t either. But California is a big state and we need to stop the tax and spend policies of Barbara Boxer and her liberal colleagues in Washington. Unlike DC insiders, I have always supported transparency, which is why I’m introducing a new way to donate to our cause!    Read more »
No good deed goes unpunished, saws the old saw. But in the case of the governor’s $487 million in vetoes it’s bad behavior that goes unpunished.
The deal reached among legislative leaders and the GOP governor to close an estimated $26 billion hole in the budget year that began July 1 includes numerous unpalatable actions most of which affect Democratic priorities – health care for poor children, aid to the aged, blind and disabled, in-home care for the elderly, just to tag the greatest hits.    Read more »
(Editor’s Note: The chief correspondent of California’s Capitol is writing a history of what’s now known as the Fish and Game Pack Trip. It began 50 years ago with Gov. Pat Brown — who went every year of his eight years as governor except one when he sprained his ankle. It now takes a dozen or so people usually up into the Eastern Sierras where there is neither cell coverage nor Wifi.    Read more »
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CRP Finance Director
Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth,
Assembly Republican Leader Sam Blakeslee,
The Senate & Assembly Republican Caucuses
& The California Republican Party?    Read more »
SAN DIEGO — A judge on Thursday delayed an order to remove federally protected harbor seals from a La Jolla cove, minutes before a deadline expired that would have required city officials to begin dispersing the seal colony.    Read more »
2009-10 State Budget
As Modified by AB/SB 4X 1
July 22, 2009
Chair, Assembly Budget Committee
This Floor Report summarizes the contents of a majority vote package of bills that provides $24 billion in budgetary savings and achieves a $921 million reserve.
California’s budget reflects the harsh reality of diminished resources forced by the recession and mirrors the difficult decisions millions of our residents must make in these lean times.    Read more »
Among the measures used to help balance the budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 is paying more estimated tax payments sooner.
Prior to this year, taxpayers and corporations paid four quarterly payments of their estimated tax liability of 25 percent each. To help balance the budget in February, that payment schedule was changed to 30 percent during the first two quarters and 20 percent during the final two.    Read more »
A major component of the budget deal announced the evening of July 20 is a commitment by the state to pay back public schools $11.2 billion they have been shorted over the past two years.
Proposition 1B on the May ballot, which was defeated by voters, would have required the state to pay back $9.3 billion but the amount owed schools has grown.    Read more »
A deal was announced around 7:15 PM, Pacific Standard Time, between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature on closing an estimated $26 billion gap in the budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
As always, untidy details to follow.
Saying that even though solving the state’s budget problems was his first priority, GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger signed a measure July 20 to help resolve one of La Jolla’s most vexing crises — what to do about the enclave of harbor seals that have taken over a small cove near the intersection of Coast Boulevard and Jenner, just shy of Scripps Park.    Read more »
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