Posts Tagged ‘california budget’
At least that’s my take on these comments, as quoted in the U-T article headlined “NOT ALL PROP. 30 TAX HIKE MONEY GOING TO SCHOOLS.”
Brown’s proposed $97.7 billion general fund budget assumes no state employee raises beyond those already required in union contracts. But contracts for all but two of the state’s 21 bargaining units are set to expire by July 2, and the Legislature now has a supermajority of labor-friendly Democrats.
At a news conference, Brown said he didn’t budget raises for fear that it could set an expectation for any specified amount.
Former Oceanside City Councilman and 76th State Assembly candidate Rocky Chavez penned a commentary for our friends over at Fox & Hounds Daily blog about the real fiscal concern over improper allocation of taxpayer dollars at the state level.
Given the recent controversy over missing special funds, Chavez asks the legitimate question, “what is the real number we need to run California?”
To read Rocky’s commentary at Fox & Hounds, click here.
For more information about Rocky Chavez for State Assembly, check out their campaign’s website.
Despite calling his address the State of the State, Jerry Brown’s speech was really first, foremost and only about the looming budget deficit. It is unlikely to be papered over one more time, but who knows politicians are such good liars. I missed the speech, but am reading from the transcript.
The governor makes some good points.
My plan to rebuild California requires a vote of the people, and frankly I believe it would be irresponsible for us to exclude the people from this process. They have a right to vote on this plan. This state belongs to all of us, not just those of us in this chamber. Given the unique nature of the crisis and the serious impact our decisions will have on millions of Californians, the voters deserve to be heard.
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