Friday, November 22, 2013

Gov. on Rainy Day Valley

see: Jerry Brown says lawmakers should save budget surplus for rainy day

“The question is, ‘When do we get the next valley?’” he said. “And the only way to avoid that is to put it in a rainy day fund, to say no when necessary, along with saying yes when that’s appropriate.”

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office projected Wednesday that the state will enjoy a $5.6 billion surplus by June 2015, with annual surpluses reaching $8.3 billion by the 2016-17 budget year. The office urged lawmakers to hold much of any excess in reserve, warning that even a moderate economic downturn could knock the state back into deficit.
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“We have deferred maintenance on our roads, that is serious, we have unfunded and growing liabilities in our pension and retiree health – state, university and local level,” Brown said. “That’s real.”

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also real: Part of CA Is Sinking, another kind of rainy day valley--near his speed rail project. He will address it in a few weeks.
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LA Times UCSB meningitis issues, yikes
The disease causes high fever, severe headaches, rash and increased sensitivity to light, according to health officials.
To avoid getting the illness, health officials advise such precautions as washing hands frequently, not sharing utensils or water bottles, staying home when sick, keeping away from others who are ill, and covering one's mouth when sneezing and coughing.
Smokers are at increased risk of meningococcal infection, officials said.


not linked to Princeton...

Time Mag -"Campus Contagion"

(p.s. thinkin' 'bout those UCSB benefits and UC Care again...)

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