Update: No Seat in the Stocking – CA will not gain a spot in Congress http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2010/12/california-house-of-representa.html Later today the first numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau are expected to be released. The most telling piece of information will be whether or not California has had enough of a population shift to warrant an additional seat [...]
The Secretary of State’s Office has certified the November 2 General Election and reports that the 59.6 percent turnout was the highest for a gubernatorial election since 1994.
Each December the Department of Finance issues a population report on California that measures changes from July of last year to July of the current year. The state on a whole went from 38.4 million to 38.8 million, a modest .91 percent increase. Riverside and Placer County saw the biggest growth with 1.5 percent increases. The [...]
In a two-hour session this morning, Governor-Elect Jerry Brown convened California’s constitutional officers, legislators, and local elected officials in Sacramento to discuss the state’s dire budget situation. Newly appointed Director of Finance Ana Matosantos and Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor began by describing the factors that have contributed to the state’s persistent budget problems, outlined in [...]
California is not shy of controversy, particularly when it comes to water. One only has to utter the words “the Delta” and many decade-long debates come to mind. Many recent discussions and impending decisions regarding the Delta have brought this natural resource back into the spotlight. But, what exactly is the Delta? The Delta [...]