How Does Governor Brown Avoid Repeating History? Maintaining the new found fiscal stability will require considerable restraint. There are numerous risks, each of which could hit the state’s budget to the tune of hundreds of millions, or billions, of dollars. These include the threat of future recessions, changes in federal spending policy, on-going litigation related to redevelopment and other programs, and so on. As part of his 2014-15 budget plan, the Governor has proposed to put a constitutional amendment on the next ballot. It would divert peak capital gain revenues, like we have had in the past and which are currently projected, away from the general fund and deposit them instead into a rainy day fund so legislators and future governors could not commit them to ongoing program spending. It would make sure the funds stayed in the rainy day account unless and until it was actually “raining” and California needed the funds to stabilize the budget in … [Read more...] about California’s Fiscal Outlook 2014-2015 — A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity or Headache?
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Erb notes that Congress is currently debating whether to allow an increase on existing student loan rates. “They’ve already made it harder to default or discharge student loans in a bankruptcy than other forms of personal debt, making it easier to be irresponsible at Macy’s than it is to pay off your student loan obligations. In short, they’re making it harder for the middle class to go to college. But we’re making it easier to buy a house.” … [Read more...] about Around the Blawgosphere: Why Can’t We Deduct Student Loan Interest from Taxes?; 10-Year Blawggers
Kendra Jackson was leaking half a pint of cerebrospinal fluid–the liquid in which your brain is floating right now–every day for five years. Doctors told her that it was merely a chronic allergy problem, despite warning signs like the constant salty taste in the back of her throat. Despite near-suicidal desperation, Jackson pushed through the constant headaches and endlessly runny nose. … [Read more...] about Woman’s Five-Year Runny Nose Was Her Own Brain Fluid
Watering holes near the main entrance to Coors Field are suffering an alarming customer drought during what should be the high season for sports bars. Their owners blame a natural gas pipeline project that Xcel Energy says is dragging on far longer than expected. … [Read more...] about Pipeline project causes parking headaches for sports bars near Coors Field
Ms. Heitkamp said she would meet with Judge Kavanaugh and “try and get a sense of who he is as a person, because you can never know how people are going to decide cases, in my opinion.” But she appeared unbothered: “I get pressure like this all the time.” … [Read more...] about A Supreme Court Vote Is Just One of Heidi Heitkamp’s Headaches