Golden State Can Be Reinvigorated

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 16 Comments

If you are worried about California’s future, there’s no shortage of disturbing statistics to keep you up at night. California’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in November – and, with a host of new regulatory mandates added when the New Year began, our state is becoming even more unattractive for businesses. California’s three largest pension funds have promised $500 billion …

Top Twenty Worst Bills Worthy of the Governor’s Veto

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed, co-authored with Senator Bob Dutton, originally appeared in the Flashreport As of today, the Governor has yet to act on any of these bills. When he is done, we will grade Governor Brown on his performance. The Governor’s “letter grade” will be computed using the following scale… If he vetoes 90% or more, the Governor got an “A”, 80% – …

Gov Brown vetoes a paltry 0.14% of state budget – pathetic

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 1 Comment

A whopping 0.14% of the bloated state general fund budget vetoed by Brown. Sadly, this paltry line item veto amount continues the California governor bipartisan tradition of vetoing almost none of the spending. The traditional amount is about 0.25% — one quarter of one percent. Jerry couldn’t reach even this low benchmark. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/06/gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-195-million-from-final-ca-budget.html

Gov. Jerry Brown: State budget deficit now $16 billion — up slightly from his $9.2B deficit revision in January

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 15 Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown: State budget deficit now $16 billion Gov. Jerry Brown said in a video release today that California’s budget deficit has mushroomed to $16 billion, nearly twice as high as the $9.2 billion he estimated in January. Gosh, what a stunning revelation! Who’d a thunk it? http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/05/gov-jerry-brown-state-budget-deficit-now-16-billion.html#disqus_thread#storylink=cpy But the good news is that it’s not Assemblyman’s Nathan Fletcher’s …

City Still Swimming In Red Ink

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 0 Comments

Gimmicks aside, the annual budget deficit remains $50 million, with $318 million needed to restore service to 2003 levels City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today released a fiscal assessment of the Mayor’s proposed FY 2013 budget which reveals that instead of a truly balanced budget, the city will run an operating deficit of at least $50 million. When accounting for lost …