Jerry Brown Opens Door on New Taxes

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 26 Comments

Sometimes I hate being right. Last year, I warned that Brown’s second term would include a tax increase. The GOP candidates didn’t try to get him to pledge again on taxes. He said as much in a press conference. They should of pounded him over and over to at least get another pledge even as their victory was in doubt. …

The spike in fuel and my letter to Governor Brown

Poway Roger Poway Roger 3 Comments

Like most of you, I am disgusted with the latest spike in fuel prices (okay, I understand that some of you more green-minded readers probably relish the spike in fuel costs). Each time there is a fire, mechanical closure or whatever at any of the refineries in California, I scream and shoot off an email to our elected officials in …

Governor to San Diego: Tax yourselves or else!

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 3 Comments

Cross-posted at FlashReport San Diego Politics & Media Mashup If you believe Governor Jerry Brown, all of us are going to suffer if we don’t agree to tax ourselves more this November. It’s a tired sales pitch we hear too often from California lawmakers, but that didn’t stop Brown from trying to play on our fears when he visited San Diego …

Court Kills Redevelopment: Stories from across the state

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 14 Comments

  The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that the state can eliminate local redevelopment agencies that subsidize construction projects in cities across California. The ruling is a huge win for Gov. Jerry Brown and Sacramento lawmakers who axed redevelopment in June as part of an effort to close a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit. On the other end of …