California’s nonpartisan legislative analyst predicts a “dramatic turnaround” for the state’s finances, thanks to the continuing economic recovery, the passage of Prop. 30 and other factors. We’ll discuss the new budget projections.

Jason Sisney, deputy legislative analyst, state and local finance for the Legislative Analyst's Office
H.D. Palmer, deputy director of external affairs for the California Department of Finance

  • guest

    Years of long term travel expenses at Caltrans as unofficial bonus pay.

  • Cal M

    Dave, forgive me 4 being cynical, but reports like this are not good news. Why? They just give our drunking sailor legislators an excuse to go back to their irresponsible profligate ways. To the analysts, please stop giving us good news: it just kills responsible behavior in Sacramento.

  • Bob Fry

    I have complete confidence that a year or two from now, we’ll be back to $4-$5 billion/year deficits, as the Dem Legislators expand old programs, create knew ones, and ignore Gov. Jerry Brown. They will completely forget that Prop 30 is temporary, and create loads of permanent programs with permanent spending. Not a Republican (registered DTS), just an observer of the Capitol Dome.

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