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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Papers sue state to get spending records

    The Los Angeles Times, Times Community News and the Sacramento Bee filed a lawsuit Friday seeking disclosure of state Assembly members' annual budget records in the wake of a dispute between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and...
  • Ron Kaye: Don't always go to the party

    Sipping iced coffee in the Black Cow Café in Montrose on Friday with Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, I found myself suspending my disbelief, putting aside my deep cynicism as a newspaperman and feeling like I was in the company of a politician actually...
  • School districts face deficits next year

    School districts face deficits next year
    Glendale and Burbank school districts are facing structural deficits of $19.5 million and $6 million, respectively, in 2012-13 officials said this week, even if California voters pass a November tax initiative meant to bolster state coffers. The...
  • Ron Kaye: Will this election bring change, or status quo?

    Before you mark your ballot in Tuesday's election, think about what the governor and Legislature have wrought by killing redevelopment agencies without a clear plan on how the $5 billion a year in taxes flowing to them will be split, or how and when the...
  • La Cañada school district gets ready for the worst

    The way Californians vote on Nov. 6 could decide La Cañada Unified School District's future. If voters approve Proposition 30, which raises sales tax to 7.5% and hikes income tax on individuals making more than $250,000 a year, the La Cañada district can...
  • Cuts to local schools loom, but Prop. 30 passage 'doesn't make it any worse'

    Cuts to local schools loom, but Prop. 30 passage 'doesn't make it any worse'
    When Proposition 30 passed this week with 54% of the vote, it came with the promise of no mid-year cuts to schools. But the success of the tax measure underscores the remaining burden on local school officials who still wrestle with the consequences of...
  • Glendale closer to 'fighting weight' with latest budget snapshot

    Glendale's first budget snapshot of the year marks a shift from the doom-and-gloom that pervaded City Hall over the summer as officials closed a $15.4-million budget gap, largely through staff reductions. According to the quarterly budget update...
  • Ron Kaye: The restructuring of GWP

    Like dominoes tipping over, one after another, cities — first Vallejo, now San Bernardino, next Compton — are seeking relief from their fiscal incompetence and reckless irresponsibility by hiding behind bankruptcy laws that leave creditors and...
  • State Sen. Carol Liu warns of education funding cuts, budget quagmire

    State Sen. Carol Liu warns of education funding cuts, budget quagmire
    State Sen. Carol Liu could do little to assuage fears about funding cuts during a recent address to local education officials, describing them as “heartbreaking.” She also warned of competing November ballot tax initiatives that could end up...
  • Bob Hope Airport faces tough times

    Bob Hope Airport faces tough times
    Thanks to the loss of an airline, declining parking revenues and fewer passengers using the airfield, Bob Hope Airport is facing one of its roughest budget years ever, officials reported this week. Airport officials also are staring at a multimillion-...
  • Assembly remains opaque, even after losing legal battle

    Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public. In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...
  • Despite end of budget process, Glendale faces some big unknowns

    Despite end of budget process, Glendale faces some big unknowns
    A number of budget unknowns this year means that even with the new fiscal year just around the corner, Glendale officials will be left in a state of flux. At a City Council hearing Tuesday on Glendale's draft $165-million budget, officials said they were...