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California Budget Crisis

Peter S. Goodman

Child Careless: Without Help, Working Poor Parents Struggling | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Every time she pulls away from her parent's house, leaving behind her 3-year-old daughter, Angelina, as she heads to work at a l...

California Republicans in Crisis: Another Big Shoe Drops

William Bradley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Another big shoe dropped Wednesday in the ongoing crisis of the California Republican Party. One of its young rising stars, state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, dropped his party registration to become an independent.

California Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame

William Bradley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

There's a lot of hissing and moaning on the right in California, and among some avowedly middle-of-the-road pundits, about Governor Jerry Brown's compromise with a left-labor coalition on his November revenue initiative.

Jerry Brown Deals Away Trouble on the Left

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown has dealt away some potential problems on the left to strengthen his chances of passing a revenue initiative in November.

Jerry Brown Makes Some Splashy Moves

William Bradley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Some imagine that Brown is at last embracing the way of his father, the legendary late Governor Pat Brown, widely credited as the builder of modern California, in developing what might be called an Edifice Complex. But that's not quite it.

California State Nurses Take Home Big Paychecks As State Faces Budget Crisis

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Picking up a few extra shifts apparently pays off in the Golden State. Forty-two California state nurses raked in more than $1 million since 2005 i...

Jerry Brown Pulls a Trigger, Invokes Rome, and Focuses on Climate and Initiatives

William Bradley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

As long expected, Jerry Brown found himself having to pull the trigger on mid-fiscal year budget cuts occasioned by lower than forecast California state revenues. But for less than feared.

CHOP CHOP: Jerry Brown Imposes $1 Billion More In Budget Cuts

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered $1 billion in midyear cuts to California's budget that will result in pain for students...

Jerry Brown and the 2012 Initiative Wars

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2012 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Working with the rest of the Democratic coalition, he is on the verge of rolling out a proposed initiative for the November 2012 ballot to raise an estimated $7 billion a year in new revenue.

Jackie Ginley

How A City's Affordable Housing Loans Became A $10 Million Mess | Jackie Ginley | Posted 11.18.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. Read th...

Emergency Financial Manager? Bring It On!

John K. Bennett | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It's high time Detroit finally got an EFM. For many years, especially the last 11 years, Detroit has really been drowning in red ink and leadership hasn't been able to stem the tide.

Jackie Ginley

City's Affordable Housing Initiative Spent Nearly $50 Million, Produced Nothing | Jackie Ginley | Posted 11.17.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. Read th...

How Hispanics Will (Unintentionally) Bring About Significant Shifts in Healthcare

Stephen Palacios | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

With innovation and close attention to the Hispanic market, the new American healthcare system will either rise to meet the needs of these cultural consumers, or go broke.

California Legislature Passes Bill to Study State-owned Bank

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Ellen Brown

California, like North Dakota, is resource-rich. A state-owned bank will allow it to capitalize on its resources to full advantage, by providing the credit needed to realize its potential.

Tiny Tax Cut for Most Californians Equals a Huge, Hidden Tax on the State's College Students

Gary Orfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Gary Orfield

The generation that voted itself huge tax cuts over the last few decades is now transferring the costs of the resulting fiscal crisis to college students in a way that will severely damage the state's future.

Invest in Young Men and Boys of Color Now

Robert Schwartz | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Robert Schwartz

In reality, it does not take very much to make a positive difference in a young man's life. Unfortunately, it takes even less to make a negative difference. If we continue to ignore the issues in our state in relation to boys and men of color, we will squander the human capital talent we have in our state.

Jackie Ginley

Hercules Municipal Utility Has Drained City Coffers | Jackie Ginley | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. HERC...

How the Debt Ceiling Aftermath Threatens the Bay Area's Recovery

Randy Howder | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Could many of the attributes that make the Bay Area such a unique place in which to live and work be at risk? Could the Federal Government pull the rug out from under one of the only bright spots in the entire U.S. economy?

SB 490: Let the Voters Make an Informed Decision

James Clark | Posted 10.03.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

No one is surprised to learn that California's death penalty is a broken and dysfunctional system. The question is: how do we fix it?

Amanda Terkel

State Budget Cuts Threaten U.S. Justice System | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brian and Patty Baxter's daughter wasn't even two years old yet when they moved into their place in New Hampshire in 1996. The landlord ...

Don't Know What You Got ('Till It's Gone)

Mike Sweeney | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Mike Sweeney

I don't tend to go around quoting glam metal power ballads, but Cinderella's 1988 hit single had it right. The video for the song was filmed at Mono Lake, which will close next summer due to budget cuts.

St. Barnabas Senior Services Continues to Make an Impact Amidst Budget Battle

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Gabrielle Canon

St. Barnabas provides a community for those who need daily assistance and enables participants to enjoy a greater quality of life, increased independence, and the opportunity to grow in a social family environment.

UC Board Approves Another 9.6% Tuition Hike

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California, one of the country's largest and most respected higher education systems, raised tuition Thursday ...

The Myth of California's Death Penalty

James Clark | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

California's sudden drop in death sentences and the momentum to replace the death penalty with a real public safety solution didn't just crop up out of nowhere. They're the result of the death penalty's myths being exposed.

California Will Rise Again

Steve Westly | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Steve Westly

Is it time to write-off California as an overly liberal social experiment destined to fail in the 21st century? Not for a minute. The very things that have made California the world's eighth largest economy will keep California on top for decades.