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February 23, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The nation's budget solution was never supposed to look like this: Congress and the White House staring at across-the-board spending cuts that will begin slashing indiscriminately through the federal government in a matter of days. Each side had expected cooler heads to prevail, assuming the other would set aside its political preferences and compromise to prevent the economic problems that are widely expected from a sudden reduction in the flow of federal funds. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)
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November 22, 1998 | ROBERT M. HERTZBERG and GEORGE RUNNER, Assemblyman Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) represents the 40th Assembly District. Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) represents the 36th Assembly District
You board a flight to Chicago. Three hours later, the pilot announces that the plane has used enough fuel so he is preparing to land. "Are we there yet? Did we make it to Chicago?" you ask. "Who knows?" the pilot replies. "We don't keep track." As we see it, far too many government programs run like this aircraft: destination unknown, time of arrival uncertain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Democrats and special interests have a long wish list of government programs they want to spend more on now that California's budget crisis has faded. They hope to use the latest report from the nonpartisan legislative analyst, who forecast more tax revenue than Gov. Jerry Brown has predicted, as ammunition to support their spending increases. In his Thursday column, George Skelton plots out how he would use the money if he were handed the purse strings.  "The politicians should break out the checkbook for at least one new expenditure: restoring adult dental care for poor people," he writes.
NEWS
July 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Forty impoverished communities to be chosen nationwide would get tax breaks, regulatory relief and new government programs under a bill passed overwhelmingly by the House on Tuesday as a partial solution for places not sharing in America's prosperity. With a solid 394-27 bipartisan vote, the House sent the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure is pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1991 | GARY GALLES, Gary Galles is an associate professor of economics at Pepperdine University. and
Gov. Wilson and President Bush have both proposed their budgets for the coming year. Citing hard times, both include some reductions in funding for certain programs. In time-honored tradition, these threatened cuts are beginning to draw howls of "unfair" from groups threatened with reduced support and their legislative sponsors. The threatened groups will predictably call hearings designed to show just how unfair the proposed cuts are.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
After the Music Stopped The Financial Crisis, the Response and the Work Ahead Alan Blinder Penguin Press: 496 pp., $29.95 "Obamanomics was an incoherent blur to most citizens - and a not very successful blur, at that," writes Alan Blinder in "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response and the Work Ahead," a thoughtful attempt by one of the nation's top economists to puzzle through what happened in 2007-09 with the...
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June 16, 1993 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All the signs of human activity are still there. Papers and manuals litter tables and desks. Handwritten charts cover some of the walls. Signs warn that "Ear Protection Is Required" to protect workers from the deafening noise. Everything is there--except the people. Echoing through the silent building are the footsteps of Glen Gordon, last manager of the state Department of Water Resources' Bottle Rock Geothermal Power Plant before it was shut down in 1990. Disappointment is etched in his face.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2008 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a splash when he announced plans last week for ending L.A. Bridges, an anti-gang initiative under fire since the Riordan administration for failing to demonstrate clear results. But in dropping the L.A. Bridges programs and shifting the money to his appointed "gang czar," Villaraigosa put off yet again answering one key question: Are these programs, which last year received $13.2 million, successful in quelling violence and keeping kids out of gangs?
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September 17, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Los Angeles police officers, the American dream can now be had for half price and $100 down. Under a federal program aimed at encouraging officers to buy homes in the city they protect and serve, officials Tuesday announced that hundreds of homes will be offered to LAPD officers at significantly discounted prices.
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