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  • Cuts, tax increases or both: What's next for California?

    Cuts, tax increases or both: What's next for California?
    Today's topic: Now that voters have rejected the budget reform propositions, are tax increases inevitable? Or could the state shrink its way to a balanced budget without making disastrous cuts? Expect painful cuts, but Washington may help us Point:...
  • 2010 elections will still be about the economy.

    What fun! Republican civil war: Elephants dissipating their political capital! Lately, the buzz has been all about the Crist-Rubio rivalry to replace Sen. Mel Martinez. The governor announced his candidacy to a chorus of high-profile endorsements,...
  • Florida can't tax itself into prosperity.

    California is a long way from Florida, but Golden State voters have sent a message that politicians in the Sunshine State should heed. By defeating referenda aimed at bailing California out of its budget crisis, citizens are telling lawmakers they're...
  • State GOP's future: resurgence or extinction?

    State GOP's future: resurgence or extinction?
    Today's topic: What do Tuesday's results mean for the California GOP? Does the voters' rejection of the budget deal empower Republicans to be even less compromising, or does it encourage Democrats in Sacramento to marginalize and ignore the GOP by any...
  • Retirement perks cost towns millions

    Retirement perks cost towns millions
    Lax pension rules are costing suburban taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing job perks and hefty pay hikes to inflate retirement checks for local leaders, the Tribune has found. In Glencoe, a free Jeep, bonuses and other perks to an outgoing parks...
  • Stopping California's next meltdown

    Stopping California's next meltdown
    Today's topic: The failure of the propositions didn't eliminate the need for budget reform. What are the right steps for California to take to prevent the next fiscal meltdown? Daniel J.B. Mitchell and Tom Campbell finish their discussion on the state...
  • Getting a second chance

    Getting a second chance
    When Paul Brown was arrested for possession of cocaine twice within the same month in 2001, the 30-something Laguna Beach resident was facing felony charges, three and a half years in prison and a grim future. Thanks to the Collaborative Courts...
  • Don't blame voters for California's mess

    Don't blame voters for California's mess
    The Times' May 20 news analysis of the special election results, "California voters exercise their power — and that’s the problem," doesn't put all the blame on voters for the state's impending bankruptcy. Still, more needs to be said in...
  • Dixon ruling seen as setback for Rohrbaugh

    State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh suffered a setback Thursday when a judge threw out perjury charges against Mayor Sheila Dixon and tossed the bribery case against City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton. It was a high-profile loss for an office saddled...
  • Dixon scores significant legal victory

    Dixon scores significant legal victory
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon won a significant legal victory Thursday when a Circuit Court judge dismissed four perjury charges and one misconduct charge against her, saying they were based on improper evidence. Dixon still faces seven other criminal...
  • Full coverage: California's state budget crisis

    Full coverage: California's state budget crisis