The Swarm

Mix it up with The Bee's editorial board.

July 27, 2009
The budget: A state of confusion

 

On Sunday the Bee began a seven-day series of editorials on the revised state budget legislators passed last week and the future of state government. We will examine how the new spending plan will affect the services Californians receive from their government. And in each piece, we will also look at what the Legislature did not do, suggesting long-term reforms that could improve service, reduce costs and stabilize the state's fiscal condition. Here is the schedule:

Sunday: Tough choices ahead

Monday: The state work force

Tuesday: Schools

Wednesday: Health and welfare

Thursday: Prisons and higher education

Friday: Taxes and parks

Saturday: Budget reform
July 27, 2009
A brief history...
Sacramento's "Tent City" in my latest animated cartoon...
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July 22, 2009
Rib-eye, anyone?
Here's today's cartoon on Sunrise-Douglas:
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And here's what I said back in 2002:
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July 14, 2009
Links for National Night Out and neighborhood watch efforts
In today's lead editorial, we urge neighborhood groups to help fill the gap caused by budget cuts to local police patrols.

One place to start is by participating on National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Below are some links to the event and resources for residents who want to organize neighborhood watch programs.

National Night Out

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Neighborhood Watch

Sacramento Police Department Neighborhood Watch

City of Roseville Crime Prevention

City of Folsom Crime Prevention

Elk Grove Neighborhood Watch




About The Swarm

The Swarm is written by members of The Sacramento Bee's editorial board. They meet daily and are separate from the newsroom. Views included here are those of individual writers, and do not necessarily reflect those of a majority of the board or the positions expressed in The Bee's editorials.

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