Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget gets mixed reviews from lawmakers

RIVERSIDE – Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, released last week seeks to increase spending on various programs over what was proposed earlier this year, but several Inland Empire lawmakers said the appropriations will only feed bureaucratic pursuits, while others were more optimistic. The governor’ s May Revise boosts appropriations by […]

TVUSD elementary PE, Arts and Behavior Specialist layoffs loom

Eleven Temecula Valley Unified School District elementary school specialists have only a few more days before their layoff notices officially go into effect, but district officials are hoping to find other positions for them by the end of month before final termination. With the layoffs looming, teachers, shareholders and families across the school district gathered […]

Hemet City Council eyes $12 million in reserves and a balanced budget in 5 years

Hemet City Council eyes $12 million in reserves and a balanced budget in 5 years

Despite a projection that the city of Hemet would experience a $5 million general fund budget deficit in the fiscal year 2015-16, the deputy city manager of administrative services reported the unaudited projection for the years’ activity is holding at $1.8 million. The news was welcomed by the City Council at its Jan. 10 regular […]

Mt. San Jacinto College Board Approves $224 million budget.

SAN JACINTO – The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees adopted the 2016-2017 budget during its regular meeting Sept. 8. The Board of Trustees adopted the $83.5 million General Fund budget for 2016-17, which pays for operations, materials, supplies, salaries and benefits, among other things. The total $224.2 million budget for the college includes […]

Board finalizes fiscal year expense plan, sheriff and D.A. face deficits

A divided Board of Supervisors formally adopted a 2016-17 appropriations plan that leaves multimillion-dollar deficits in the budgets of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office, though board members and public safety officials pledged to work together to close the gaps.

How to tackle your grocery bill

How to tackle your grocery bill

Nathaniel Sillin Special to Valley News Food shopping can quickly take over your budget despite your best intentions. Perhaps it’s due to impulse purchases, unplanned shopping trips, food going bad or a combination of all three. If you’re looking for ways to save money while enjoying nutritious and delicious meals, consider these money-saving tactics. Stick […]

Board of Supervisors approves additional funding for departments

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors approved additional funds for multiple agencies July 26, trying to overcome budgetary challenges in the current fiscal year, while higher spending authorizations for other agencies – including the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office – were put on hold. “This budget is the first step in […]

MVUSD sends $220 million proposed budget to Sacramento

The Murrieta Unified School District Board of Education adopted the district’s 2016-17 budget June 23 showing expected revenues of $221,617,377 and expenditures of $220,253,989 with school attendance expected to be about the same. The 187-page budget presented the board at their last meeting was inclusive of all the expected revenues coming in from state, federal, […]

Temecula examines path as future budget worries cited

Temecula’s financial health will be stable in the coming fiscal year, but underlying weaknesses pose serious problems for the future, city officials agreed recently. The consensus that emerged in a city budget workshop was not new. Temecula’s city staff has been raising such concerns for more than two years and a key recreation project was […]

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