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Commentary

June 26, 2022

Recession could wreck California’s spending plans

This story appeared in CalMatters In summary California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are negotiating how to spend a huge projected budget surplus, but a […]
June 22, 2022

Gas prices trigger Pavlovian political promises

This story appeared on CalMatters In summary California politicians are vowing to do something about high gasoline prices but what remains very uncertain. Call it, for […]
June 15, 2022

California can lead the nation by funding changes to school food program

In summary With rising food prices, ongoing supply chain disruptions, and federal waivers that provide schools with increased meal reimbursements and flexibility set to expire on […]
June 13, 2022

After the surplus, buckle up for the deficit

This story appeared on CalMatters In summary The debate over how much of the state’s budget surplus to spend is a dangerous red herring. California should […]