California’s budget may be about to stagger over the finish line, nearly 100 days late - but it won't be pretty.
In a live webcast conference yesterday, top left-to-moderate economists painted a grim picture, especially with the current Republican-induced paralysis in Congress.
It's being called a "public relations" ploy, a kind of "Herbert Hoover economics," whose "numbers don't add up.."
There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"
The national average for mental health care spending is $103 per capita, but in Texas, it is $34, yet the state Legislature is planning drastic cuts.
Programs affecting millions of Californians face a double-whammy: delays in funding, and uncertainty about what funding they will ultimately receive.
DALLAS - Local politics and thermometers are breaking over the top in this part of the Sun Belt.
“We are here today to celebrate it, and to demand that our elected officials keep their hands off of it,” said Nan Brasmer of the California Alliance of Retired Americans.
As the November elections get closer Republicans have another reason to worry.
NEW YORK - Though this year's city budget, one of the most austerity-driven in recent memory, has just been completed, a group of City Council members is already preparing for next year's fight.