Gov. Brown

California $16 Billion in the Red

0 May 13, 2012  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

While many states have found ways to balance their budgets, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) reported yesterday that California has a $16 billion mid-budget cycle deficit.  Nearly all 50 states, including California, are required to balance their budgets, so this news will likely trigger some combination of spending cuts and significant tax increases. Here are […]


WSJ Editorial Blasts California SB 922

0 October 5, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized has been reporting for weeks about the perils of SB 922 and other California legislation catering to Big Labor’s special interests by promoting anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). After sailing through the California legislature via a deceptive gut and amend legislative vehicle originally about tuberculosis screening, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed SB 922 […]


California Governor Signs Union-Backed Senate Bill 922, Intended to End Local Project Labor Agreement Bans

1 October 3, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Sunday, October 2 that he has signed Senate Bill 922. He even included a signing message that declared SB 922 to be “fair” and “democratic.” This is the most dramatic attempt to date by unions and their political cronies to suppress the Fair and Open Competition movement that started […]