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News - February 27, 2009

Budget passed, but uncertainty remains

Educators still trying to figure out how billions in cuts will affect local schools

by Casey Weiss

It was a long, long wait. But even now, after a state budget was finally passed, local administrators remain uncertain about funding for next year, and how the cuts to education — $8.4 billion in all — will affect their students, staff and programs.

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Posted by Reactionary Fringe
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Maybe our State Legislators need to take a Budgeting/Accounting Class at their local community college?!! They need to learn how to go at creating a budget: identifying the basic needs and how to pay for them, then add in the luxuries.

Why are allowing cuts to core services? Where are the non-core / non-basic "luxury" expenditures going?

Take a look at all the crazy State Agencies and Commissions at: Web Link

How much of our budget pays for some of these agencies?
Do we really need them?
How much are we, the taxpayer, paying its commissioners?
Do we really need a Board of Cosmetology and Barbering?
California Office of Binational Border Health?
Court Reporters Board? Just to name a few (I stopped at the "C's")

Are any of these redundant?
What value do they provide?
Should they be temporarily sunsetted during this economic crisis?

Write your local representative and ask these questions. Let's get these people accountable!

~Reactionary Fringe~