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California Budget Gap

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...

Poll: Californians Want Balanced Budget Without Taxes, Spending Cuts

latimes.com | Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Californians object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state's massive budget deficit, and instead favor closing the breach through spending cut...

Schadenfreude: How Californians Can Feel Better About Themselves

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Hardly a day goes by when we don't read or hear about how our state's budget is down the toilet (it is!); or that the City of Los Angeles is so broke, it can't even afford a toilet (it can't).