Category Archives: Jerry Brown

Thank you, Governor Brown

By David Crane | Earlier today, California Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. The document is a must-read. State budgets are never perfect. That’s because they employ cash-basis budgeting, … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown’s timid education agenda

By David Crane | In his final State of the State address, this is all Jerry Brown had to say about K-12 education: “In education, after seeing 30,000 teachers laid off [as a result of the collapse in state revenues … Continue reading

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The two most insightful responses to the governor’s budget

By Jon Coupal | Last week, Gov. Brown released his proposed 2018-19 state budget. But few citizens even pay attention to public finance issues except in the most general sense. For example, we hear from media either that the budget … Continue reading

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Proposition 13 on Jerry Brown’s mind

By Joel Fox | By my count, Governor Jerry Brown mentioned Proposition 13, the nearly 40-year old property tax reform, three times during his press conference presenting a new state budget. Brown’s discussion of Prop 13 came in the context … Continue reading

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Newman recall update

Yesterday afternoon, KFI talk show hosts John and Ken provided what has become a traditional weekly Friday update on the status of the signature-gathering effort to recall state Senator Josh Newman. They interviewed San Diego talk show host Carl DeMaio, … Continue reading

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If taxpayers are ‘cheap’ it’s because they aren’t stupid

By Jon Coupal | California’s already overburdened taxpayers are, once again, being blamed for being the problem, now that Gov. Jerry Brown has labeled those who object to his new $5.2 billion gas and car tax as “freeloaders.” Taxpayers have … Continue reading

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California governor, Legislature are now highest paid in nation

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | Gov. Jerry Brown, state legislators and other state elected officials received a 4% pay raise Monday, months after a citizens panel approved the increase citing California’s improved economy and healthy state budget. Brown’s … Continue reading

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