Yet the increase this year represents an additional financial burden on consumers and businesses compared with a year ago.strong job market can actually be a curse for would be homebuyers. With more people drawing paychecks and able to afford a home, demand has intensified. Yet the number of homes listed for sale is flirting with historic lows.
Santa Claus, the most jolly of all of the jolly old elves is not usually known as the figure of controversy for the most part but he has suddenly been thrust into the center of a heated debate. The topic of this glaring battle is his weight, namely his jelly belly. Several people have decided to take Santa to task for his ongoing battle with obesity and the terrible example it sets for the children..
I taught him “do the cute” tonight. That is him laying on his back with his paws over his eyes and his mouth open. All I have to say is “ooooohhhh, you are soooo cute.” and then, “do the cute” and he’ll step right into “cute” pose. Spending plan fills the state rainy day fund to its constitutional maximum and beefs up other reserve funds, boosting the state total savings to $16 billion.Even more money is set aside for specific one time purposes such as building construction and maintenance projects that could easily be cancelled if the state runs into trouble.Still, massive debts remain for pensions and retiree health care. And California relies immensely on income taxes collected from the wealthy a revenue source that is extremely volatile.Brown, who leaves office in January, appeared alongside Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, the top legislative Democrats with whom he negotiated the final budget agreement.Brown has generally faced tougher criticism from his fellow Democrats than from Republicans, who dislike some specific spending items but welcome his efforts to restrain the growth of long term budget commitments.Democrats have advocated more aggressive efforts to help people living in poverty, including expanding the state Medicaid program, Medi Cal, to cover some people living in the country illegally.there is more to do in these areas, but by investing in our people and saving for the future this budget gives us the tools we need to keep doing better, Rendon said.The budget includes $138.7 billion from the state general fund. Including bonds and special funds that must be used for specific purposes, total state spending tops $201 billion.The budget boosts funding for higher education, staving off tuition increases, and increasing welfare grants that have been slow to return to their pre recession levels.