Reuters - California lawmakers in the state Senate approved on Tuesday evening the first bill in a state budget package that closes a nearly $10 billion shortfall a day after Governor Jerry Brown and top Democrats unveiled the package.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
The gall, arrogance, and stupidity of public union pandering has reached new heights. A senate bill sponsored by written by Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles seeks to force businesses with five or more employees to create personal defined benefit plans, managed by CALPers.
The Sacramento Bee reports California Democrats push pension plan for nongovernment workers
Just under a month ago, the mainstream media and blogging coat-tail-riders all hailed the miracle that was a huge windfall rise in California's tax receipts as a sign; a glimpse of what was to come from our centrally planned utopian recovery. Surpluses, taxes up, life is good. Unfortunately, as is always the case in reality, if its too good to be true, then it is! The LA Times reports that the historic $5bn revenue bump appears to have been an accounting anomaly!
In a long-overdue moment, governor Jerry Brown has finally admitted the obvious, the state's pension system is broke and California Has "Lived Beyond Our Means". Unions of course are howling at that obvious admission.
THE CALIFORNIAN One Friday morning this spring, I drove to Washington’s Dulles airport at dawn, to catch the first nonstop flight to San Francisco. When I got off the plane six hours later, the morning sun still slanting through the terminal windows, my cellphone began ringing practically as soon as I turned it on.
Last month writers were all aglow on the state of finances in California. For example ...
The Christian Science Monitor reported Surprise! California has a budget surplus
Reuters reported California Governor's budget has surprise: a surplus