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  • California needs a rainy-day fund that works

     California needs a rainy-day fund that works
    At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible idea that the state already has one: the Budget Stabilization Account, which was created by Proposition 58 in 2004. The problem is that it doesn't work. And an initiative to create another flawed version is already on the November ballot. Brown has suggested a third version with several improvements that would address the problem of volatile revenues more directly, but his proposal would do too little to curb irresponsible spending.
  • Santa Barbara Public Market opens to big crowds

    Santa Barbara Public Market opens to big crowds
    At the corner of West Victoria and Chapala streets, the Santa Barbara Public Market opened its doors over the weekend. The already bustling market was filled with locals shopping for organic produce, cheese, meats and baked goods, while others were...

    Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal

    Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund. In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a...

    Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up
    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...