Monday, August 10, 2009

Daily California Watch 11,0,5937426.story

Jim the Realtor notes that the lawsuits are starting.

Lawsuits pending against the California budget
August 10, 2009

Issue: Raiding of project funds
Issue: Cut in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates
Issue: Governor's line-item vetoes last month of healthcare and other spending
Issue: Raiding of project funds
Issue: Mandatory furloughs
Issue: Education cuts

The Night of the Trifids will have nothing on the State of the Lawyers.


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serinitis said...

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Lou Minatti said...

It's just $10/mo. I know that Rob likes to pretend he no longer follows Casey's story, but we all know different. :-)

Is Casey finally on the lam? Did Casey get wind of an arrest warrant? Living in a van with a busted axle in the middle of the wilderness with no water and no food (not even organic honey and distilled water) and no money... hmm.

Tyrone said...

Is the link to 'Jim the Realtor' supposed to take you to Jim's site?

Lost Cause said...

Casey who?

My God, under Arnold, this state makes me sick. Sure, the other ones were not much better. But the malfesence is so brazen with that guy. He can't tell the difference between running against Sacramento, and running Sacramento into the ground.

And it seems that the summertime swan dive is beginning for the stock market. I see the same thing happening as last year.

Jim the Realtor said...

It's the article on the front page of today's L.A. Times:

Link to Lawyers Suing Over Budget Cuts Being Illegal

Tyrone said...

Thanks for the link, Jim.

What a great story...
Sue the state for billions that is doesn't have.
Ensure the state doesn't receive federal funding.
Drive up state legal costs.

I love it! Everyone stop spending on everything except essentials. Let's get the tax revenue way down. Time for the state to hit the Reset Button.

Dave said...

Looks like Casey spawned some blog humor on Stuff Unemployed People Like: #133 Starting a PayPal Account for Donations

Pleather Murse said...

From the L.A. Times article linked above:

It is hardly a secret in the Capitol that lawmakers sometimes approve budget measures despite their dubious legality because it buys them time. The hope is that by the time the appeals process is finally exhausted -- which can take years -- the economy will have rebounded, filling the gap with new revenue. It's a kind of borrowing. Such was the case with a plan a few years ago to put off some payments into the pension fund for government workers.

The plan was passed in 2004, on the tail end of the last budget crisis. It stayed on the books for several years. By the time it wound its way through the litigation process, state revenues were on the rebound and there was enough cash to take the plan off the books. "These cases can go on for a while," said Daniel J.B. Mitchell, a professor of public policy at UCLA. "It's a way of pushing liabilities into the future."