Facing crippling deficits that have threatened California's vaunted quality of life, the discovery of more than $286 million in state accounts will come as a welcome relief. A sweeping state audit, however, raises more questions than it answers.
Aug 6, 2012 Los Angeles Times
This op-ed writer does not look kindly at the 7-year legacy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. As Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the $28 billion budget deficit left by his predecessor, Joe Mathews considers Schwarzenegger's legacy.
Jan 5, 2011 Los Angeles Times - Opinion
Leaders in Seattle are considering a plan to offer naming rights to various parks and civic amenities.
Nov 2, 2010 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Cities across the country are being forced to outsource or privatize many of their basic civic services like janitors, police and trash collectors due to huge budget deficits. The moves are saving millions.
Jul 21, 2010 The Wall Street Journal