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Officials: Budget crisis will hit deep, hurt bad

Original post made on May 22, 2009

Grim, dire, unprecedented, catastrophic, devastating. Officials from school districts and cities, counties, special districts and state programs are grasping for adjectives to describe California's budget crisis. Those are some.

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Posted by Fannie, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm

The massive overtime fraud by public employee union members must be stopped. The wholesale trading of time so that a 40 hour week results in massive overtime with time worked only 2.5 days is criminal. Additionally, the fact that there are so many workers and yet massive overtime is still accumulated points to nothing other than organized crime against the California taxpayer. Cutting all overtime will save possibly billions as salaries of $60,000 plus benefits will no longer mean $150,000 plus benefits.

Posted by skucount, a resident of Castro City
on May 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Years of overspending beyond revenues and bowing to unions has brought us to this day. Sad

Posted by Mister P, a resident of Castro City
on May 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm


Posted by Outsider, a resident of another community
on May 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Good luck California. You brought this upon yourself by not getting to the polls and not doing your research. Now the state that used to be the envy of all others is the laughingstock. How sad for you.

Education rankings in 2011

49. Mississippi
50. California

Posted by Outsider Too, a resident of another community
on May 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Republicians will soon get what they think they want government order or standards, every person for himself. Stupid, selfish, and doomed.

Posted by Jeanette Reynolds, a resident of another community
on May 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Time to get rid of the stupid and useless agricultural checkpoints that waste massive amounts of taxpayer dollars and accomplish nothing.