budget crisis

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.
Posted In: budget crisis, debt ceiling, federal government, government spending

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?
Posted In: california, Jerry Brown, budget crisis

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.
Posted In: state parks, budget crisis, california

MID-DAY UPDATE: Production gap widens in Japan, Op-ed calls attention to budget woes

Mar 24, 2011
Here are some of today's headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web. Portugal's prime minister stepped down after rival ...
Posted In: budget, budget crisis, budget cuts, China, Europe, European Union, Eurozone, gas prices, Goldman Sachs, IMAX, jobless, manufacturing, mid-day update, Portugal, prime minister, production, Toyota, Unemployment

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....
Posted In: budget crisis, california, weather