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  • Congress looks at boosting JPL budget

    Congress looks at boosting JPL budget
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program. The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
  • Glendale attempts to find 'new normal' amid steep budget cuts

    As officials started the arduous process on Monday of figuring out how to close a projected $15.4-million budget gap, City Manager Scott Ochoa warned that Glendale was facing a “new normal” — and it’s not pretty. Last year, when...
  • Brown's budget proposal could sideline Glendale courthouse project

    Brown's budget proposal could sideline Glendale courthouse project
    Plans for a new for a new $123.9-million courthouse in Glendale could get iced by Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal. His spending plan, unveiled Monday, freezes construction of new courthouses for one year, sharply cuts health and welfare...
  • Glendale pushes early retirement to minimize employee lay-offs

    Glendale pushes early retirement to minimize employee lay-offs
    Glendale needs about 150 employees to retire by Sept. 1 in order to minimize the amount of layoffs that would be needed to close a $15.4-million budget gap for next fiscal year, officials said this week. At a special budget session at City Hall on...
  • 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...
  • Feinstein meets 'Mohawk Guy,' tells JPL workers of budget uncertainty

    Feinstein meets 'Mohawk Guy,' tells JPL workers of  budget uncertainty
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein┬á(D-Calif.) toured NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Thursday afternoon, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown visited the La Ca├▒ada Flintridge campus. One of her first questions for scientists was about Mars’ current climate....
  • Assemblymen follow divergent paths

    Assemblymen follow divergent paths
    In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Theory: Does the budget need a dose of morals?

    Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
  • 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...