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“State Budget”

It’s the (Lethargic) Recovery, Stupid

The Legislative Analyst’s Office released its November budget forecast today, announcing a projected $25.4 billion state budget deficit for 2011-12.

Senate, Assembly Democrats Release New Jobs Budget

Today, Democratic leaders announced a new budget proposal that incorporates a number of items of interest to counties. The Budget Conference Committee will adopt the package in meetings over the next few days.

Warning: Encouraging But Awfully Dry Post About State Revenues Below

State revenues are beating expectations; details within.

Budgets, Mandates, and the Open Meetings/Brown Act

Yesterday, the Senate Budget Subcommittee #4 heard an Administration proposal to suspend a mandate associated with the Open Meeting/Brown Act.  These mandated services include agenda preparation, agenda posting, closed session disclosures, and staff training.  The Administration’s proposal to suspend would essentially make these procedures optional to local agencies, thereby saving the state about $17 million [...]