Thursday Apr 16, 2009

California special election

Today I got the "voter information pamphlet" for the California statewide special election - which is meant to solve the . The booklet is rather short on information. Well, very short on information. A bit of searching found this site that links to the actual texts of the bills. Even with this I'm confused as to how "Supplemental payments to local school districts ... to address budget cuts." can provide "state savings of up to several billion dollars in 2009-2010 and 2011-2012".

Note:The last time I wrote about voting, I was presenting at a customer site the next day, and one of the questions was "Is this really your blog?". Next week I'm off presenting again, and if you happen to come here as a result of one of those presentations, please scroll down for my usual material. :)

Wednesday Mar 26, 2008

Balancing California's budget

A mail about Next 10 appeared on one of the aliases that I lurk on. The organisation aims to raise awareness of the state budget, and part of this is an on-line 'game' to balance the state's budget. The game presents various scenarios together with their projected costs. It's interesting to see some of the options that are available, and to learn a bit more about the history of the current budget and the discussion around the future options.

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Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
Multicore Application Programming
Solaris Application Programming
The Developer's Edge

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