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Posts Tagged ‘California’

Ca State Budget In The Brown, Will Run Out Of Cash By March

February 1, 2012

California will run out of cash by early March if the state does not take swift action to find $3.3 billion through payment delays and borrowing, according to a letter state Controller John Chiang sent to state lawmakers today.

The announcement is surprising since lawmakers previously believed the state had enough cash to last through the fiscal year that ends in June.

But Chiang said additional cash management solutions are needed because state tax revenues are $2.6 billion less than what Gov. Jerry Brown  and state lawmakers assumed in their optimistic budget last year. Meanwhile, Chiang said, the state is spending $2.6 billion more than state leaders planned on.

California to run out of cash by March.. Once Brown was elected. we get what we deserve.

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Latino Students Make Up Over 50% of California Public Schools, May Be Time To Rethink Friends With Minority Based Benefits Party

November 14, 2010

Latinos now make up a majority of California’s public school students, cracking the 50 percent barrier for the first time in the state’s history, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Education.

Almost 50.4 percent of the state’s students in the 2009-10 school year identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up 1.36 percent from the previous year.

In comparison, 27 percent of California’s 6.2 million students identified themselves as white, 9 percent as Asian and 7 percent as black. Students calling themselves Filipino, Pacific Islander, Native American or other total almost 7 percent.

While the result was no surprise to educators, experts say the shift underscores the huge impact Latinos already have on California’s politics, economy and school system.

That influence will only grow as Latino parents – now in the majority – realize many of the schools their children attend are underfunded, said Bruce Fuller, a professor of education and public policy at UC Berkeley.

“It turns upside down how we think about California students,” he said.
Now that Latino students make up over 50% of public students might be time to rethink some of  the minority based benefit programs in California.

New York State Out Does California, Has A Real Whore Running For Governor

October 18, 2010

Kristin Davis, the one-time Manhattan madam who says she supplied call girls to Eliot Spitzer when he was New York’s governor, shares a stage tonight with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and all the other candidates in the only debate of New York’s gubernatorial race.

Davis is running for governor as the candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party.

She was guaranteed a place tonight when Republican Carl Paladino demanded that Cuomo debate all the third-party hopefuls, and Cuomo agreed.

“It won’t be hard to stand out in a crowd of middle-aged white men so bring it on,” Davis wrote on her website when her participation was assured. “The good news is that I have 11 days to figure out what to wear.”

Getting noticed should not be a problem for Davis, who says she is 35, sports tattoos on both arms and is routinely described by New York’s tabloids as everything from an “escort empress” to a “busty bottle blonde.”

Jerry Brown aid calls Meg Whitman a whore, New York has the real thing running for governor.

 

CA IOUs Back On The Menu,Tastes Like Free Range Chicken

August 12, 2010

State Controller John Chiang said Tuesday that without a state budget, California’s government would be unable to pay its bills in late August (or maybe early September). That means issuing IOUs to some people. Possible dates for IOUs could be either Aug. 27 or Aug. 31, when big payments to schools are due, according to this schedule on the controller’s website.

This announcement, in the upside down world of California’s badly broken budget politics, felt almost like good news. With lawmakers and the governor making little progress on the budget — and showing little interest in making that little progress — the threat of IOUs seemed to provide hope that there’s a deadline out there, somewhere in the near future, that might force these guys to pass a budget.

IOU’s best with that smokey flavor…