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  • Commissioners propose Carroll County schools receive $3.3M of budget surplus

    Commissioners propose Carroll County schools receive $3.3M of budget surplus
    As the county budget process gets underway, three Carroll County commissioners have put two plans on the table to spend $12.9 million FY2014 in budget surplus. In a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Carroll County commissioners Doug Howard and Haven...
  • $8.1 million: Public utilities

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. GLOUCESTER — The budget for public utilities in fiscal year 2014-15 is $8.1 million, a 9 percent increase over this year's spending plan...
  • California needs a rainy-day fund that works

     California needs a rainy-day fund that works
    At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible idea that the state already has one: the Budget Stabilization Account,...
  • Homeowner accounts are not the board's slush fund

    Question: Our homeowner association's president explained to our board how the budget process actually works. She said: "You start by working out how much you can get out of the homeowners, then you go to the Budget and Reserve Study to figure out how...
  • L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says

    L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says
    Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday. In a memo to the City Council, City Administrative...
  • State rep to go after state funds to mandate bear-proof trash cans

    A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans. Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
  • $80,000: Street light electricity

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. POQUOSON — It takes $80,000 to light up Poquoson. That is how much the city pays in street light electricity. Its 569 street lights are...
  • $1.35 billion: Employee health insurance

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
  • Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

    SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol. As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity. There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
  • President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
  • Libertyville's $59.3 million budget plan heavy on capital projects

     Libertyville's $59.3 million budget plan heavy on capital projects
    More than $10 million in infrastructure improvements are included in Libertyville's $59.3 million budget plan, officials said. About $6 million is expected to be invested in road rehabilitation, and about $4.8 million in water and sewer projects,...