California worst run state in the nation
Posted in the Chico Forum
#1 Feb 10, 2014
Debt per capita:$3,990 (20th highest)
Budget deficit: 27.8 percent (3rd largest)
Unemployment: 10.5 percent (2nd highest)
Median household income:$58,328 (11th highest)
Pct. below poverty line: 17.0 percent (18th highest)
For the third year in a row, California is the worst-run state in America. California faced a nearly $24 billion in budget shortfall in fiscal 2012, including a mid-year shortfall of $930 million and $8.2 billion carried over from the year before.
California carries an A credit rating from Standard & Poor's, and an A1 from Moody's -- both worse than any other state except for Illinois. Explaining its rating, Moody's pointed to the state's history of one-time solutions to resolve its budgetary gaps. It also noted the state's "highly volatile revenue structure," due to its over reliance on wealthy taxpayers. The Golden State was also among the worst states in the nation for educational attainment, health coverage and unemployment.
#2 Feb 11, 2014
Yup, that's right folks. The EXPERTS have labled Calf. the worst run state in the nation for three years running......
the only other stte in worse public employee union debt is Illinois, but they now have a repub. Governor who is at least trying to address the systemic public employee union unfunded liabilities.
Brown and the liberal Ca. assembly are simply taking money from cities and counties and forcing higher taxes at the local levels.
Nice job lefties!!!
#3 Feb 13, 2014
Jerry Brown and the democrat run state have put us all in danger.
What is Public Safety Realignment?
Realignment is the shifting of thousands of inmates from state prison to county jails. Approved by legislative Democrats and signed by Governor Brown, realignment makes fundamental changes to our prison system and takes effect on October 1, 2011.
Nearly 100,000 felony inmates are slated to be freed
There are more than 500 felony crimes that qualify for this realignment scheme. Below is a listing of these types of crimes as well as stories of the types of criminals that may qualify for realignment had their crimes been committed after October 1st.
Has public safety realignment saved the state money?
Simply put, the state is actually spending $200 million more on public safety realignment year over year. The liberal fools gave out raises to the all powerful prison guard union while lessening their work load, and put the general public safety in severe jeopardy in the process.
Lose, Lose, Lose for the law abiding, hard working residents of his state.
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