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  • 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, which was created by Proposition 58 in 2004. The problem is that it doesn't work. And an initiative to create another flawed version is already on the November ballot. Brown has suggested a third version with several improvements that would address the problem of volatile revenues more directly, but his proposal would do too little to curb irresponsible spending.
  • A state divided is no longer golden

    SACRAMENTO — Cracking California into six pieces and calling each chunk a state sounds really crackpot. Don't like this state government? How about five more? What about the notion of Los Angeles students attending UC Berkeley or San Diego State...

    Orange voters to be asked to make key changes in their government

    Orange voters to be asked to make key changes in their government
    Orange County voters likely will face several significant decisions this fall that could restrict their power to petition their local government, as well as how they choose who represents them. Republican county commissioners strongly signaled Tuesday...

    Medical marijuana supporters launch effort

    Proponents of allowing medical marijuana businesses to operate in Costa Mesa have taken their case to City Hall in the hopes of bringing the issue before city voters this November. Organizers characterize their ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and...

    Backers of malpractice cap ballot measure submit signatures

    SACRAMENTO -- Proponents of a measure to raise the cap on some medical malpractice damages submitted signatures Monday afternoon to qualify for the November ballot, paving the way for a costly initiative fight. The measure would change a 1975 California...