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Gov. Newsom asks to review impact of California charter schools on district finances

Gov. Newsom asks to review impact of California charter schools on district finances

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views This is what we know about charter schools: The quality of the education is better than that of regular government/union schools. The cost of education is less—no crazy unions rules or mandates. Teachers have higher take home pay—they do not pay union dues, they keep the […]

Despite record surplus, Gov. Newsom wants new water, phone taxes

Despite record surplus, Gov. Newsom wants new water, phone taxes

By  Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com Gov. Gavin Newsom’s has called for a first-ever water tax and an added fee on phone bills at a time when the state is enjoying what recently departed state Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor called “extraordinary” budget health. Newsom said last week that experts now forecast a $21.5 billion budget windfall in 2019-20. Until recent years, the […]

As Governor Releases First Budget Proposal, CA Controller Reports State Closed 2018 Short of Expectations

As Governor Releases First Budget Proposal, CA Controller Reports State Closed 2018 Short of Expectations

SACRAMENTO — On the day Governor Gavin Newsom proposed his first budget, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported California’s revenues in December fell short of assumptions in the 2018-19 fiscal year budget by $4.82 billion. For the fiscal year, revenues of $55.63 billion are 4.4 percent ($2.54 billion) less than projected in the budget, which […]