H.D. Palmer

California State Department of Finance

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Deputy director of finance for the State of California

H.D. Palmer on KCRW

State Senators and Assembly members are prepared to pass a  budget  by midnight tonight. If it gets any later,  they won't get paid . But that won't mean the process is over.

California's Gone from Bad Times to Good Times… or Has It?

State Senators and Assembly members are prepared to pass a budget by midnight tonight. If it gets any later, they won't get paid . But that won't mean the process is over.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The new President of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, has said she doesn’t want a “shoot out” with Governor Brown, but they do have “different visions.”

UC Committee Moves Forward with Tuition Hike

The new President of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, has said she doesn’t want a “shoot out” with Governor Brown, but they do have “different visions.”

from Which Way, L.A.?

Governor Brown says , "This is not an ordinary legislative measure. This is a cause."

It's Jerry Brown versus… the Democrats?

Governor Brown says , "This is not an ordinary legislative measure. This is a cause."

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