At their regular board meeting earlier this month, members of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors jokingly suggested that they would rather go to jail than return a portion of their Secure Rural Schools funding to the federal government because of sequestration. According to news reports, Board Chairman Terry Swofford asked the Plumas sheriff if [...]
This afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown presented his Department of Finance’s revenue forecast for 2011-12 pursuant to Chapter 41, Statutes of 2011 – the so-called “trigger cuts” that were approved as a component of the 2011-12 state budget package. Department of Finance Director Ana Matosantos outlined both the revenue forecast and the resultant reductions that will [...]
CSAC’s First Vice President and Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan and Second Vice President and Del Norte County Supervisor David Finigan joined Governor Brown and law enforcement officials today at a news conference where the Governor pledged “maximum state support” as local officials begin California’s historic realignment to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s prison-reduction [...]
Several California Counties will lose critical federal funding to keep our schools open and roads paved, unless the federal government reauthorizes their decades long commitment to communities with federal forest land.
Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2011-12 state budget yesterday without much fanfare, using his blue pencil to veto a total of $270 million from the state budget, $23.8 million of which is from the General Fund. The Governor has not yet acted on all trailer bills, but we anticipate him doing so in short order. [...]