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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Irvine Council approves budget, term limits measure

    Presented with operating costs of just over $157 million for the coming fiscal year, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of its second straight balanced budget proposal. The 2014-15 proposal presented earlier this week reflects an...
  • Council set to vote on $140-million budget

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to adopt a $140-million budget that includes about $19 million worth of capital-improvement projects. Funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins in July, marks an increase of 6.3%, or $8.3...
  • Closed-door, last-minute state budget decisions raise concerns

    Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget. One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
  • California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget

    California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget
    The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies. The spending plan -- which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...
  • Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget

    Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget
    Old-fashioned horse trading, back scratching and leveraging — the proven path to successful legislating, especially budgeting. It may emit a slight odor for the queasy. But it beats how, say, some Sunnis and Shiites settle their differences....
  • Toni Atkins on her first budget as Speaker: 'I feel pretty good'

    Toni Atkins on her first budget as Speaker: 'I feel pretty good'
    Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), culminating her first budget negotiation as the top Assembly Democrat, touted increased education spending in the newly-passed $156.4-billion spending plan, but said she was disappointed that the plan did not increase...
  • Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

    Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget
    Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first...
  • An ill-considered mandate on school funding

     An ill-considered mandate on school funding
    A stronger state economy, voter-approved temporary tax increases and new budget rules have helped drain some of the drama out of the Legislature's annual budget process. And with lawmakers now having completed that process on time for four consecutive...
  • California Arts Council could see state allocation rise to $5 million

    California Arts Council could see state allocation rise to $5 million
    This story has been updated. Please see below for details. It isn't all that the state Legislature's arts allies had hoped for, but the 2014-15 budget recently passed by the Senate and Assembly includes a $5 million increase for the California Arts...
  • Residents, Officials Weigh In On Town Of Killingly's 2014-15 Budget

    Residents, Officials Weigh In On Town Of Killingly's 2014-15 Budget
    The Killingly 2014-2015 budget will go to a vote for the third time on June 24. The general government and education budgets have already been cut by $407,000 and $744,000 respectively. Town and school officials are hoping this third round of cuts will...
  • Annapolis budget increases business taxes, lays off 7 employees

    Annapolis budget increases business taxes, lays off 7 employees
    The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines. The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp.,...