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RedRifle
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California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus


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LOS ANGELES—California Gov. Jerry Brown appears poised to exit office next year with a top political priority in hand: free from the massive budget deficits that had weighed on his predecessors. Buoyed by tax increases passed under his administration and a strong economy, Mr. Brown said Wednesday that the state is projecting a $6.1 billion surplus for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.




JetsetNuggs
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
And yet, no water. frick those dorks.


ProjectP2294
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
What about their unfunded pension liabilities?


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SprintFun
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
That is pretty impressive considering that state has been a financial black hole for the past two decades it seems like.


TDcline
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
That’s enough to buy like 3 houses in Los Angeles
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skinny domino
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
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That’s enough to buy like 3 houses in Los Angeles
or one and a half in San Francisco.


Janky
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
Thanks Trump.


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Tiger Roux
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
I thought they need billions to finish light rail from LA to SF ?


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NeverRains
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
$6 billion in California is like $2 million in the rest of the USA


Rebel
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
Why are people fleeing in record numbers?


EmperorGout
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
5th or 6th largest economy in the world baw


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
Just to be clear, having a budget surplus and actually having money are not the same thing. That just means your assets are valued higher than liabilities, but if they actually had to pay the liabilities they couldn't.


yellowfin
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
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tax increases


I don't want a governor that's going to balance the budget by taking more money from me


yellowfin
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
You need to brush up on your governmental before taking that CPA exam


KosmoCramer
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
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That just means your assets are valued higher than liabilities, but if they actually had to pay the liabilities they couldn't.



No, it doesn't.


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EmperorGout
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
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Just to be clear, having a budget surplus and actually having money are not the same thing.


Just to be clear not only does CA actually have billions in surplus cash they are trying to figure out what to do with it

At this point adding to state reserves seems the most likely choice, along with increasing school funding


High C
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
Seems like they could pay someone to shoot those cows, then.


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Mudminnow
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
I'm not sure that means ready made funds available. TX has a 10B in rainy day funds but couldn't touch it when the flood happened.


High C
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
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TX has a 10B in rainy day funds but couldn't touch it when the flood happened.


How ironic


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EmperorGout
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re: California has a $6.1 billion budget surplus
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TX has a 10B in rainy day funds but couldn't touch it when the flood happened.


CA has about the same and one of the proposals is to top off the reserves at about 13.5B


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