Most Peninsula cities, faced with budget deadlines this month, are balancing their budgets by cutting operation costs or services, tapping reserves, or hoping voters approve proposed tax increases and fee hikes.
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San Carlos, however, has taken a different route by focusing on outsourcing some services and marketing others to other cities. Read More
A budget gap of nearly $109 million over the next two years is predicted for San Francisco schools, which could mean deeper cuts to programs, larger class sizes and even school closures under the worst-case scenario.
The grim budget forecast was outlined Tuesday night to the Board of Education.
“What we have ahead of us is totally unacceptable,” Superintendent Carlos Garcia told board members at the start of the meeting. “This is one of the worst scenarios I’ve ever seen.” Read More
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R, hit back at the state legislature for not doing anything to reform public pensions and the civil service in a pointed speech on Monday. "They've done nothing on this issue. It is nothing but hot air. And two-page press releases with bullet points. That's not how you fix the big things in New Jersey. It's not the way it gets done." Watch below:
Planned Parenthood is closing doors at its Cherry Hill center in Southern New Jersey as the result of Gov. Chris Christie’s line-item veto, which cut off $7.5 million in state taxpayer funding of the organization, according to LifeNews.com. However, the governor’s office has confirmed to The Examiner that state-funded abortions will continue to be provided, contrary to claims by Planned Parenthood. Read More
Congressional Democrats have correctly concluded that not passing an official budget for next fiscal year won’t be much of a trouble for them–saying the words federal and budget is the quickest way to get most people’s eyes to glaze over–but they may not have anticipated another consequence of this strategy: without an official budget, Senate Democrats cannot use the parliamentary trick of “reconciliation” to evade Republican attempts to f Read More
The UK Coalition government has announced its emergency budget today, just a few days before the parliamentary recess kicks off and MPs head home for their summer break. The members of Parliament will head home into the face of special interest decrying the new UK budget. Those who are members of the governing coalition party will be dreading their summer constituency mail-bag. Read More
Chris Christie is turning out to the most pleasant political surprise in years. He’s taken a wrecking ball to special interests in the state. Now things have gotten such that even New Jersey Democrats are starting to get on board his program, by distancing themselves from greedy public sector unions: Read More
Twice as many Democrats say health care reform should be President Obama's top priority as say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq should be his top concern, according to a new Gallup poll. Read More