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State legislature approves budget deal after long debate

Original post made on Jul 25, 2009

California's long budget negotiations have finally come to a close as the state Senate and Assembly passed a package of bills yesterday designed to address about a $25 billion deficit in the 2009-2010 budget.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, July 25, 2009, 8:02 AM

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Posted by kathy
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jul 25, 2009 at 4:22 pm

State would have been fat IF the slant piggyback onto EXISTING deep undersea ocean oil rigs had been left in the budget, like they were talking last week. Sierra club got to them AGAIN,...So we all PAY UP again ! As reported on the 22nd (still a GO at that point) the state of CA would have raked in $100 million for THIS year... $1.8 Billion over the life of the project . Some called it offshore drilling...the same hypocrites that TALK about breaking FOREIGN dependence. Fools elect fools, bought & owned by fools. So if they didn't want that $100 million for this year....NOT a penny for those fools ..not a penny! Cut some more.. Cities PAY UP for ignorance....of fools.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Gracias Sierra Club. You make the earth a better home! VIVA!


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 27, 2009 at 8:57 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Sierra club does some good work, but environuts want to bring us down to 3rd world status.
Aside from the tax benefits, drilling for domestic oil only makes good sense.....less foreign dependence, stable supply, lower cost, etc.
So what's the objection? Paranoia...the technology for extracting oil has imporved significantly int he past 40 years, so what's the problem here.


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Posted by Afterimage
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

The Sierra Club? They're a bunch of old-school eco-sissies!

Earth 1st baby, Earth 1st! We will take our planet back & pity any person, industry or group that oppose us.

Praise Gaia!


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Posted by Amy
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:00 am

Kathy,

"Fools elect fools, bought & owned by fools."

Is that so? I suppose you did not vote for Mr. Bush?


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Posted by John Stein
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

Your statement about the Livermore Redevelopment Agency is only partially correct. The Bankhead Theater is primarily financed by fees collected by the Altmont Landfill and private donations. It is downtown improvements and the proposed new Regional Theater that will require substantial funding from the Livermore Redevelopment Agency.


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