The Great California Classroom Robbery

Pension and retiree healthcare beneficiaries must chip in. Despite historic revenue gains, California’s public schools are in financial trouble. While California’s public schools often suffer financial distress during recessions, their current plight is alarmingly taking place during an economic recovery and…

Jerry Brown’s Big Skim

Potential profits could’ve been used for government services Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature have approved a scheme under which a special state fund filled with citizen-paid fees will lend money to the state General Fund, which in turn…

Shallow Waters

What Awaits California’s Next Governor California’s economy rises and falls with the national economy: Unemployment Rate, seasonally adjusted. Data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Governors have little to do with those waves but their approval ratings ride right alongside. Pete…