“After 2 ½ years of campaigning as a candidate for President of the United States I am officially ending my historic campaign today June 29, 2012. It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on.    Read more »
Sacramento – Senator Bill Emmerson, a hemet Republican, revealed June 29 that the state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 27 that the governor and legislative Democrats claim will “be balanced on an ongoing basis” is already starting to unravel.
(The governor’s) Department of Finance notified the Legislature that the budget’s nearly $1 billion reserve will be at least $122 million lower than expected as a result of property tax revenues captured from redevelopment agencies coming in lower than expected.    Read more »
Below is a June 20 memo from the Department of Parks and Recreation on the status of the 70 parks that were scheduled for closure on July 1. Since the date of this memo, the department has said 69 of the 70 parks will remain open July 1, the original date of closure for the parks on the list.    Read more »
The state will likely end June with $450 million more in income tax collections than expected, according to the Franchise Tax Board and Employment Development Department.
Corporate taxes, which were running ahead of Brown administration estimates, could end slightly below them after a $103 million surge in refund requests logged on June 26.    Read more »
Income tax revenues paid to the Franchise Tax Board are $482 million ahead of budget estimates as of June 27, according to the board’s daily tally sheet.
However a surge in refund requests has lessened the amount corporate taxes for the month were outpacing projections.
With three days left in the month, the board reports receiving nearly $4.2 billion in income tax payments and more than $218 million in refund requests.    Read more »
In remarks at the Stanford Mansion on June 26 supporting The Maddy Institute’s Bob Beverly Legislative Intern Scholarship Fund, Gov. Jerry Brown allowed that:
“You’re never down as long as another election is coming up.”
He noted that in the 1978 primary he was in a dead heat with Republican Attorney General Evelle Younger.    Read more »
“Maddy made the mistake of saying he smoked a marijuana cigarette. I never made that mistake.”
— At the Stanford Mansion during The Maddy Institute Bob Beverly Legislative Intern Scholarship Fundraiser, June 26, 2012    Read more »
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