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Vallejo bankrupt again? ‘We are not going there’

March 25, 2014 J,

The Vallejo city council last week voted to close a $5.2 million gap in the current budget, showing no alarm that in a five-year forecast the gap reopens, mainly driven by rising pension costs. Moody’s, a Wall Street credit rating agency, said in a report last month that Vallejo and two California cities currently in [...]

Donnelly say Brown should return budget surplus to taxpayers

January 24, 2014 J

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, said Wednesday that Gov. Jerry Brown should return any budget surplus to taxpayers rather than increase spending, because voters approved temporary tax increases in 2012 to shore up the state’s finances. “If Jerry Brown has a surplus, he should return it to the people he took it from — the [...]

Jerry Brown’s California: A State in Denial

January 24, 2014 J,

California Gov. Jerry Brown used yesterday’s “State of the State” address to congratulate himself on his state’s recovery: “A million new jobs since 2010, a budgetary surplus in the billions and a minimum wage rising to $10 an hour!” Yet he ignored the state’s obvious, lingering problems: high unemployment, a massive debt driven by pension [...]

California to owe Feds up to $180 million

January 24, 2014 J,

California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project, including a $180 million payment due in April. Funding for the $68 billion bullet train system is in legal limbo after two court rulings last year, one [...]

Jerry Brown says he will sign bills extending vehicle fees

September 30, 2013 J

Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he will sign legislation extending a fee on vehicle registrations and tire sales in California to pay for programs designed to reduce emissions and promote alternative fuels. Assembly Bill 8, by Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, will extend until 2024 a $3 increase in vehicle registration fees scheduled to expire in 2016. [...]

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