President of the UC Regents and the CA 'Horse Trading' Budget Deal
The governor still has a couple weeks to sign the budget deal--
But First an LA Times story on Silicon Valley that is... more interesting:
The Gov.'jocular'? about: "a federal report that one of Apple's three Irish subsidiaries, with no employees, reported $30 billion in income but paid no taxes in any country over a five-year period. The report also notes Ireland's statutory tax rate is 12%, but Apple has a negotiated rate of less than 2% a year with Ireland." see LA Times: Jerry Brown weighs in on Apple taxes, gets ire of the Irish
For real???!!! read the article in full here.
Bump at pump in January to help speed bullet train project
in it there's: "The best guess at this point is that it is not going to go up much over 12 cents a gallon - but it definitely won't go down," said Severin Borenstein of the University of California Energy Institute.
Press Telegram: CSU sees budget boost, may get more funds for innovation, deferred maintenance
Under a compromise between Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers, the University of California and California State University systems will receive an additional $50 million each, in the upcoming state budget, if property taxes come in higher than projections. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the state spending plan, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which starts July 1, Sunday.
This lengthy piece in HuffPo also gets into details on how this is wake up call for CA Teachers
Matier with more on a bump at the pump at SF Chron
and his piece for the CBS local for more detail the video below includes several comments from State Sen. Steinberg on it and it closes talking about the trade offs with education funding:
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Wm. De La Pena
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Monica Lozano (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- Norman Pattiz (AGAIN!)
- John A. Pérez
- Bonnie Reiss
- Richard Sherman
- Bruce Varner
- Charlene Zettel
- Marcela Ramirez
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)