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March 10, 1991 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spicy new novel about life in the state Capitol, written by the former wife of a backbench assemblyman, is sending legislators, staff members and lobbyists scrambling to plunk down $24.95 to reserve their copies even before they hit bookstores. The first novel by Linda Proaps, a onetime legislative aide who was married to Long Beach Democrat Dave Elder, may never win any literary prizes, but it could enjoy brisk sales in the city where its lurid action unfolds.
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March 10, 1991 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spicy new novel about life in the state Capitol, written by the former wife of a backbench assemblyman, is sending legislators, staff members and lobbyists scrambling to plunk down $24.95 to reserve their copies even before they hit bookstores. The first novel by Linda Proaps, a onetime legislative aide who was married to Long Beach Democrat Dave Elder, may never win any literary prizes, but it could enjoy brisk sales in the city where its lurid action unfolds.
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December 18, 1987 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
The state government will take in enough tax revenues next year to support its current level of services but not enough to finance new programs or expand old ones, the Commission on State Finance reported Thursday. Mixing some bad with good news, the head of the commission said taxpayers should not expect another income tax rebate next year but did discount predictions by some analysts that there will be a recession.
NEWS
July 26, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN
Just two months ago, state forestry officials warned that the combined effects of the five-year drought and the winter freeze could make this fire season a disastrous one. So far, another weather wrinkle--gray skies--has helped prevent the woods from erupting in flame. About 5,200 of the 44 million acres administered by the state Department of Forestry have burned to date--one-sixth the normal amount.
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March 5, 1987 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
The co-chairman of a legislative task force charged Wednesday that spending cuts in the state's Medi-Cal program have led to "totally avoidable deaths and disabilities" among the infants of poor women. Assemblyman Bruce Bronzan, who has been conducting hearings on budget cuts in the state's $5-billion Medi-Cal program, made the charge during a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly budget committees on Gov. George Deukmejian's proposed $39-billion budget.
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May 7, 1987 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
In a surprising development, the Commission on State Finance said Wednesday that state government will collect $958 million more in taxes in the budget year ending June 30 than it can legally spend. The disclosure came in a report accepted unanimously by the blue-ribbon commission composed of seven state political leaders led by Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh.
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June 23, 1988 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Seething over Gov. George Deukmejian's flip-flop on tax increase legislation, Democratic budget writers began cutting the proposed $45-billion state budget with a vengeance Wednesday, eliminating some of the Republican chief executive's most prized programs.
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April 27, 1988 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
State Finance Director Jesse R. Huff disclosed Tuesday that state income tax receipts are as much as $800 million below projections, a development that is expected to wipe out much of the budget reserve and cause cutbacks in both current and anticipated spending. After a year in which the state handed out income tax rebates of $1.1 billion because of an unexpected budget surplus, the dramatic drop-off in income tax receipts took Deukmejian Administration officials and lawmakers by surprise.
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