Robert Cruickshank

Contributing Editor, Calitics

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Contributing editor at Calitics; former Professor of Political Science at Monterey Peninsula College

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Public schools, colleges and universities are already reeling after years of multi-billion dollar reductions. But the over-all budget gap will soon be $28 billion.

Jerry Brown: The Budget and Education

Public schools, colleges and universities are already reeling after years of multi-billion dollar reductions. But the over-all budget gap will soon be $28 billion.

from Which Way, L.A.?

One place where news staffs have been reduced is the State Capitol, where the Governor and the Legislature face a deficit of another kind.

Budget Deficit Grows To $16 Billion

One place where news staffs have been reduced is the State Capitol, where the Governor and the Legislature face a deficit of another kind.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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