Posts Tagged ‘Contra Costa Republicans’

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Romney says security leaks ‘political,’ calls for probe into ‘contemptible’ conduct: read more–>>

Solyndra figures attend swank Obama fundraiser: read more–>>

Obama uses out-of-date data to criticize Romney’s Medicare plan: read more–>>

Obama still trying to explain ‘you didn’t build that’ comment: read more–>>

How super PACs are saving Mitt Romney: read more–>>

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(Originally posted at The Press-Enterprise)

BY THOMAS DEL BECCARO

Another California budget cycle has come and gone. As with each of the budgets from the past decade or so, questions abound. Is it really balanced? Are the revenue estimates real? Will there need to be revisions in the months ahead?

The short answers to those questions are that it is not really balanced because it relies on unlikely revenues and, yes, we will be revisiting the budget this fall. More important, this budget contains no meaningful reforms. Beyond that, this governor has no plan to bring jobs to this state. As a result, not only will we be in a bad place this fall — next year promises more of the same.

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Democrats shun Nancy Pelosi’s plea for cash: read more–>>

Another year, another stopgap bill instead of real budget: read more–>>

Amid a campaign of American exceptionalism, reminders of Romney’s international past: read more–>>

Shootings renew fire at gun-law adequacy: read more–>>

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Obama support for GE, Boeing, JPMorgan doesn’t always go both ways: read more–>>

Obama tries to explain entrepreneurs comments: read more–>>

Mitt Romney hopes overseas trip will show him as statesman: read more–>>

Boehner blasts Obama, weighs in on veepstakes: read more–>>

Poll: Romney winning over hesitant Virginia voters: read more–>>

Fox News Poll: Voters want lawmakers to keep working on health care: read more–>>

Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Strangling Economy: read more–>>

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From California State Senate Republican Caucus:

Executive Summary

In July 2011, the Governor and legislative Democrats asserted that their “honest and balanced” majority-vote budget closed a $26.6 billion budget gap, and reduced the structural budget gap for fiscal year 2012-13 to $3.1 billion. Now, they claim to have closed a $15.7 billion budget gap (far larger than the previously noted $3.1 billion), and enacted a budget that would be “balanced on an ongoing basis for the first time in a decade.” In reality, the 2012-13 state budget is about 90 percent gimmicks (e.g., borrowing, fund shifts, and payment deferrals) and 10 percent real programmatic spending reductions. Unfortunately, it is no different than the other gimmick filled budgets of the past decade and it is almost certain that another budget deficit will emerge within six months – likely sooner. (more…)

From California State Senate Republican Caucus:

Money that could have been used to fund education will now be wasted on High Speed Rail special interests

Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) this morning issued the following statement in anticipation of Governor Brown’s planned signing Senate Bill 1029, the High Speed Rail funding measure:

“I believe Californians deserve better from our Governor than having our children’s education held hostage for new taxes, while his bait and switch tactics actually fund High Speed Rail with money meant for schools. There should be no doubt that Governor Brown has thrown our children’s education under the tracks to build this train. No water for Central Valley jobs, no money for public safety, no funding for education. This will be this Governor’s legacy.”

From the California State Senate Republican Caucus:

With the Cowboy Libertarian on KFBK

Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) discussed how with the appropriation of over $8 billion in largely borrowed money, California will construct a non-high speed track in the middle of the Central Valley that can’t even be used for decades. (more…)