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  • Budget mess makes California vulnerable to crippling credit downgrade, official warns

    State Treasurer Bill Lockyer warned today that state leaders' failure to reach a budget deal has put California at risk of a credit downgrade that would cut off access to funds needed for building schools, roads and other public works projects. "With...
  • Opposition to state budget deal mounts

    Opposition to state budget deal mounts
    Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...
  • Budget's a mess, but it's our mess

    Budget's a mess, but it's our mess
    Sacramento's latest budget product may be the worst ever -- and the very best possible given the reality of California politics. Liberal interests are crying about painful spending cuts and no new taxes, not even on big oil or smelly tobacco....
  • Vote on prison plan in California budget is delayed

    Vote on prison plan in California budget is delayed
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders on Wednesday held together their plan to close California's $26.3-billion deficit by delaying until next month a vote on a controversial provision to reduce the amount of time that thousands of inmates...
  • California Legislature finally approves budget deal

    California Legislature finally approves budget deal
    After a grueling 20-hour session, California lawmakers approved a budget package Friday that would close most of the state's $26.3-billion deficit with deep, broad cuts to state government. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would sign the legislation...
  • Send the legislators home at night

    Send the legislators home at night
    Here's another Sacramento reform for the long "to do" list -- one that wouldn't require a vote of the people or even the governor's signature. Prohibit the Legislature from voting on any bill after sunset. No exceptions -- and especially not a budget...
  • Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget

    Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday signed a budget plan sent to him by lawmakers to close the state's monumental deficit, using his veto pen to impose nearly $500 million in additional cuts. The new reductions will affect child welfare and children'...
  • 'Tommy Bahama State Beach' might be the only way to go

    'Tommy Bahama State Beach' might be the only way to go
    Maybe it's the summer heat. Or maybe, like a lot of people, I've given up all hope of any bold leadership in California when it comes to the budget. Whatever the reason, I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of a beer company sponsoring a state...
  • California Legislature on the verge of major achievements

    California Legislature on the verge of major achievements
    The Legislature is on the verge of two major achievements -- on prisons and water -- if lawmakers can be calm and rational during the final week of this year's regular session. That means cooling the heated rhetoric -- particularly the staff-produced...
  • Ethics Committee Investigates Lawmaker's Inappropriate Comments

    Ethics Committee Investigates Lawmaker's Inappropriate Comments
    State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass says the Assembly Ethics Committee is moving forward with its investigation of former Assemblyman Mike Duvall. Duvall resigned after a video taped conversation was revealed in which he boasted of his affair with two...
  • Californians agree: State government doesn't serve them

    As metaphors go, last week served up a doozy. A married member of the Legislature resigned his office after blurting out over an open microphone salacious details about relationships with two women, at least one of them said to be a lobbyist. The...