News > Fwd: Week of August 16
150 150 Armando Botello II

Over a month and a half past the constitutional deadline to enact a budget, only $4 billion is separating Republicans and Democrats in their negotiations. Only.

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Op-ed: The clock is ticking on reform – but it’s not too late
150 150 Bob Hertzberg & Tom McKernan

In an opinion article published today by Capitol Weekly, Leadership Council Co-Chairs Bob Hertzberg and Tom McKernan urge state leaders to coalesce around comprehensive fiscal reform proposals crafted by California Forward.

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Rules no substitute for leadership, but they’re a good complement
150 150 Ash Roughani

Yesterday, California officially entered its third week into the 2010-11 Fiscal Year without a budget. While this is hardly surprising to close watchers of California politics and nowhere even close to the 85 days late which the previous year’s budget was enacted, the inevitable annual delay certainly does little to improve public perception of state leaders.

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