Brown Planning Pay Raises for State Workers

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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 …

Why I urge a “no” vote on Propositions 30 and 38

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Are you tired of the failure on the part of our representatives in Sacramento to create a real balanced budget without the usual “smoke and mirror” approach, or using overly optimistic revenue projections that are never reached (or even end up close)? Are you tired of the “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” approach? Are you sick …

Governor to San Diego: Tax yourselves or else!

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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 …