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Where school dollars go to die

Where school dollars go to die

  . . By LARRY SAND  . A new study points fingers at charter schools for malfeasance, but traditional public schools are still by far #1 in wasteful spending. The National Education Association wants you to know that it is very concerned about your pocketbook! The teachers union is touting a brand new study released by the […]

Lawmakers Make Power Play Against Trump Admin On Omnibus

Lawmakers Make Power Play Against Trump Admin On Omnibus

By ROBERT DONACHIE Finance and Health Care Reporter  . Congress expanded funding given to federal agencies President Donald Trump promised to gut by billions of dollars in the newly drafted bi-partisan legislation intended to keep the government from shutting down. The House Appropriations Committee released the 2017 fiscal Omnibus Appropriations bill Monday, a piece of […]

Legislative Democrats Delayed Proposals to Divert Tax Monies Away from Roads Following Public Criticism

Legislative Democrats Delayed Proposals to Divert Tax Monies Away from Roads Following Public Criticism

By Senator Jim Nielsen   Without giving a reason, the majority led budget committee postponed a diversion proposal on Thursday’s agenda to spend a part of the state’s massive $52 billion car and gas tax for restroom repairs at state parks, the purchase of land for animal travel and grants to encourage people to visit […]

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

By James Poulos New figures on the November 2016 election cycle showed that Golden State Democrats continued to shell out substantial sums to compete with one another for elective office. Numbers taken from the California Secretary of State, and verified with Cal-Access campaign records, illustrate how the state’s blanket primary system, which pits the top two first-round vote-getters against […]

Santa Paula: Raises User Fees, Spends More

Santa Paula: Raises User Fees, Spends More

By Sheryl Hamlin In the actionable portion of the January 3, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council raised the User Fees and Rates, while approving spending increases above and beyond what the fee increases will generate. Item 10 B. Citywide User Fee and Rate Public Hearing. Note that the potential for the current […]

Keep the Lame Duck’s appetite in check

Keep the Lame Duck’s appetite in check

As Americans across the country are still recovering from their Thanksgiving feasts, our Lame Duck Congress is preparing to fill its never-ending appetite for overspending. This Lame Duck Congress, full of lawmakers who will soon be retiring or leaving their posts after losing reelection, lacks the accountability to the people that’s inherent in a normal […]

Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

By Simon Black, Founder  November 17, 2016, Santiago, Chile OK, this is pretty nuts. According to data released by the Treasury Department yesterday, the US national debt has soared by a whopping $294 billion since the start of the 2017 fiscal year, just 45 days ago. That’s an annualized increase of 13%. So if they […]

Teacher Union Political Spending: Liberal as Ever

Teacher Union Political Spending: Liberal as Ever

By LARRY SAND AFT continues to use teachers as ATM machines to fund their pet leftist causes. The latest American Federation of Teachers annual financial disclosure has been released (H/T RiShawn Biddle). This year’s LM-2 is filled with goodies that are sure to warm the cockles of leftist teacher union members, but apolitical educators, centrists […]

Citing CPC study, new Assembly bill seeks to stop runaway school bond debt

Citing CPC study, new Assembly bill seeks to stop runaway school bond debt

AB 2116 author Rep. James Gallagher (R-Sacramento Valley) says his bill would limit the ability of school districts to take on debt through new bonds – even authorizing county auditors to stop spending if bond “funds are not being spent appropriately.” “Borrowing for school construction has exploded in the last decade,” Gallagher said.“As borrowing hits record highs, it […]

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