Articles Tagged With ‘California Budget’

SLO County man considered for medical parole

A San Luis Obispo County man serving a 157 years-to-life sentence for kidnapping, beating and raping a woman he ran down as she left a San Diego Club is being considered for an early medical release. [MercuryNews] A stabbing behind... (Continue reading)

70 state parks get the ax

Seventy state parks across California including Morro Strand State Beach will be closed starting in September and completed in July 2012, State Parks’ officials announced on Friday. The governor’s mansion, Limekiln State Park in Big Sur Redwood forests and some... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee bill provides alternatives if State parks are closed

With budget cuts threatening California’s state parks, State Sen. Sam Blakeslee is supporting a bill to give local governments or private contractors a chance to take over operations of a closed state park for one to five years. [MercuryNews] A... (Continue reading)

Will Republicans lose state budget battle?

As the budget debate continues in Sacramento, some political analysts are continuing to question the current Republican strategy of blocking proposed tax hikes, while not offering fiscal solutions of their own. [LA Times] Recently, 30 of the 42 Republican state... (Continue reading)

Some state parks to close

Plans are currently underway to close some California state parks due to budget problems. [San Francisco Chronicle] California Natural Resources chief John Laird told reporters Monday night that a number of state parks are currently being considered for closure. “An... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s president’s salary highest in the CSU

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a $350,000 yearly salary for incoming Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, making him the highest paid university president in the CSU system, at a board meeting on Tuesday night. In addition to... (Continue reading)

Californians conflicted on budget issues

Californians simultaneously object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state’s massive budget deficit and cutting spending on programs that make up 85 percent of the state’s general fund obligations, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC Poll. [LATimes]... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger targets poor with budget cuts

Just before he signed the new budget on Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwazenegger slashed nearly $1 billion in spending for welfare, child care, special education, and other programs. [LA Times] The governor slashed 23 line items from the $87.5-billion general fund... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger reduces marijuana penalties

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation this week to reduce the penalty for minor marijuana possession in California. [Salem-News] Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1449, which changes the crime of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor punishable only... (Continue reading)

Community colleges hit by stalled budget

California is the only state to not pass a budget this year and, starting Thursday, the state community college system is scheduled to be the latest victim. [California Watch] Without a signed budget, state Controller John Chiang said his office... (Continue reading)