Federal Stimulus Dollars – Capping the Cost of the “Gift”

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed originally appeared in the Flashreport The Federal Economic Stimulus dollars are soon to be rolling out of Washington to our State.  However, what exactly our state will receive, the distribution process, or the full requirements and potential obligations that come with acceptance of such government largesse, is a bit vague. The best estimate is that California stands to …

Under the Dome – The Sacramento Report

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed originally appeared in the Dana Point Times   Never anticipating the enormity of financial hailstorm that hit last year, I ran for elected office hoping to use my former career corporate finance skills, and passion for economics to help our state secure a more solid financial footing. Hence, my focus in Sacramento, on all “boring” number crunching committee …

California’s ‘Undeclared Bankruptcy’: It’s More than a Budget Problem

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed originally appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune Upon being sworn into the California State Assembly in December, I promptly met with staff from the Governor’s office, Department of Finance , Controller’s office and others to assess the State’s fiscal crisis.  Also, I did what I hear is unthinkable for an elected official – I reviewed the State’s last …