Archive for November, 2012

Legislative Analyst Office Predicts CDCR Will Fail to Meet Budget Reductions

November 15, 2012

For Immediate Release—November 15th Californians Demand Further Reductions in Prison Spending to Restore Social Services Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-444-0484 Oakland CA—In yesterday’s five-year forecast, The 2013-14 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook, California’s Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) predicted CDCR will fail to meet the projected population reduction and budget savings outlined in [...]

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Voters Lighten 3-Strikes While Increasing Revenues for Education

November 7, 2012

For Immediate Release-November 7, 2012 Press Contact:       Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget   510.444.0484 Oakland CA – Yesterday’s election results show Californians calling for additional cuts to the prison population and corrections budget while approving new taxes to save programs like education, welfare, childcare, and healthcare. Voter resoundingly passed Proposition 36 by [...]

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Measure A Passes, Community Members Vow to Continue Jail Fight

November 7, 2012

For Immediate Release—November 7, 2012 Press Contact:          Isaac Ontiveros     Californians United for a Responsible Budget      510.444.0484 Redwood City–As Measure A—a sales tax increase that wedged jail operation funding in with revenue for other county programs and services—passed in San Mateo County, opponents of the controversial $160 million new jail expressed an even stronger [...]

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