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Our view: Trump’s trade, immigration policies an illogical assault

By   /  Friday, March 9th, 2018  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Our view: Trump’s trade, immigration policies an illogical assault

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Editorial: Measure M sets stage for urgent pension reform in SB County

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Measure M, if it passes, is a good first step toward re-prioritizing Santa Barbara County’s budget.

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California fails to make the grade when it comes to valuing universities

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California fails to make the grade when it comes to valuing universities

Henry Dubroff

A new report from the California Budget Project underscores how poorly voters, bureaucrats and elected officials have managed the state’s signature assets.

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Brown’s rainy-day plan is the sane solution to California budget crises

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Brown’s rainy-day plan is the sane solution to California budget crises

Henry Dubroff

Gov. Jerry Brown may be looking to make the rebalancing of California’s budget the signature achievement of his second administration.

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Watkins: California’s budget surplus thanks to stock market, not Brown

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Watkins: California’s budget surplus thanks to stock market, not Brown

California is adding jobs faster than the national average, and the state has a budget surplus for the first time since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000. That’s led to some glowing national press for Gov. Jerry Brown, including a Rolling Stone article that called his budget turnaround a “miracle.”

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Editorial: Rethinking the state’s broken unemployment system

By   /  Friday, May 3rd, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Rethinking the state’s broken unemployment system

More than 500,000 Californians receive as much as $450 per week in unemployment benefits that until recently could last for 99 weeks.

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Editorial: California wisely shelves pay-to-view court fee

By   /  Friday, April 19th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: California wisely shelves pay-to-view court fee

Balancing California’s budget on the back of the First Amendment is a terrible idea.

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