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July 31, 2009
Cities, including Laguna Beach, won?t be as hard hit by the state?s budget-balancing act as previously believed. Instead of taking away an estimated $1 million in gas tax funds intended for street improvements, in the end the budget ? signed and red-penciled by Gov. Schwarzenegger ? leaves those funds intact. But it does take $2 million in property tax revenues from city coffers at a time when the local economy is struggling. Why the state can?t seem to make sound fiscal decisions is one for the economists and psychiatrists to weigh in on. But here?
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By: Darleene Barrientos | September 3, 2005
Several bills introduced by state Sen. Jack Scott are on their way to the governor's desk after being passed by the state Assembly this week. A bill aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the streets was passed by the state Assembly Friday by a vote of 55 to 13. Under the bill, if a driver is convicted of driving under the influence in the prior 10 years and is found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.10% or refuses to take a chemical test, police can impound the driver's vehicle for either five or 15 days.
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July 31, 2009
Cities, including Laguna Beach, won?t be as hard hit by the state?s budget-balancing act as previously believed. Instead of taking away an estimated $1 million in gas tax funds intended for street improvements, in the end the budget ? signed and red-penciled by Gov. Schwarzenegger ? leaves those funds intact. But it does take $2 million in property tax revenues from city coffers at a time when the local economy is struggling. Why the state can?t seem to make sound fiscal decisions is one for the economists and psychiatrists to weigh in on. But here?
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