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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
  • After bridging $2.5 million gap, Burbank expects new budget to fare better

    The City Council on Tuesday adopted a $149 million General Fund budget that was balanced on $2.5 million in spending cuts across multiple departments. City Financial Services Director Cindy Giraldo said officials project a $3.9 million surplus in the...
  • Balanced budget approved for Bob Hope Airport

    Balanced budget approved for Bob Hope Airport
    Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week that managed to hold airline landing fees steady despite the airfield's continued struggles with declining passenger counts. The spending plan includes funding for a new transportation...
  • Burbank schools approve budget

    Burbank school officials on Thursday approved a new budget amid and are optimistic about an uptick in revenue and a decrease in deficit spending through 2016. The school district for years has been spending more than it has received, despite...
  • Burbank faces growing budget deficit projections

    Burbank faces growing budget deficit projections
    City officials are grappling with a $1.3 million budget shortfall this coming fiscal year, which is only expected to widen over time as costs soar amid sluggish revenue growth. City Council members are divided on how to conquer the deficit, with some...
  • Burbank Unified School District forum focuses on budget

    Burbank Unified School District forum focuses on budget
    Burbank Unified's most pressing issues were up for debate Thursday during a forum that called on five school board candidates vying for two seats to address the budget woes of Burbank schools and suggest ways to improve student success. The forum, hosted...
  • Burbank Unified awaits final impact of state budget outlook

    Burbank Unified awaits final impact of state budget outlook
    Local school officials are still uncertain about how the state budget — and rosier financial forecasts — will impact Burbank Unified next year. A new funding formula proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown could bring a 5% — or $2.7 billion...
  • Burbank seeks to cut $2.5 million from budget

    Burbank seeks to cut $2.5 million from budget
    Burbank officials this week proposed cutting roughly 2% — or $2.5 million — from the city’s $149-million General Fund budget, which pays for most public services. The proposal also addresses soaring employee pension costs by allocating...
  • Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts

    Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts
    Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
  • Burbank employees in line for bonuses

    City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap. Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
  • Governor wants to scrap redevelopment agencies

    A major source of funds for city services would be diverted to state coffers under a proposal Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled this week as part of his effort to slash a $28-billion state deficit. Brown's budget calls for the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and...
  • City plans 5% cuts to all departments

    City plans 5% cuts to all departments
    City Hall executives are drafting plans for budget cuts of at least 5% for the upcoming fiscal year, but even those reductions aren't expected to cover the projected $8.8-million shortfall. Cutting 5% from each city department should generate $5.7...