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Budget deal brings certainty, for a few years anyway

Oct 30, 2015
Explaining what that means in the public and private sectors.

Comparing the federal budget to the household budget

Sep 27, 2013
Whenever debates over the budget rage in Washington, leaders can't help but say the government should balance their budget as well as a household. But that analogy might not always hold water.

What went wrong with California's budget

Jun 11, 2012
With California scheduled to vote on a budget this week, the question is: How did the state’s finances get so bad, so quickly? Do other states have to fear the same thing?

Saving one park at a time

Apr 20, 2012
California is planning to close one quarter of its state parks, but if volunteer Carolyn Schoff has her way, Pio Pico Park won't be one of them.

California sunshine to blame for budget crisis?

Sep 14, 2010
Conor Friedersdorf points to the weather for the dicey financial situation the state of California is in, on Esquire's politics blog....