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Evidence abounds that California is less than half way through the process of grinding toward a budget fix.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Correction appended below.] Assemblymember Julia Brownley and state Sen. Tony Strickland clashed over fiscal policy, housing and education at an Oct. 2 debate in Thousand Oaks as their campaigns for the 26th U.S. Congressional district remained a close contest. Held at California Lutheran University, the debate turned especially heated when Brownley accused Strickland of voting against California’s Homeowners Bill of Read More →
California cities struggling to finance projects after the state abolished redevelopment agencies may get some relief from Sacramento, business leaders were told at a breakfast meeting Friday at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley. But the extent of any relief is unclear, according to panelists at a Corporate Leaders Breakfast sponsored by Cal Lutheran Read More →
In Sacramento, the annual budget follies continue. The Democrat-controlled Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown can’t agree on a formula to come up with a plan for the new fiscal year. Opposition from small business groups and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association dramatically increases the odds that Brown’s plan for tax hikes to close a $16 Read More →
As we watched him speed across the state in search of votes for a long-shot bid for statewide office, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado’s passion for small business and the small-business owner left a big impression. Yes, in the crazy world that is California politics, the former Santa Maria city councilman finished short of the mark Read More →