Stories to watch for next week

The Friday before a three day weekend is one of those times in Washington that is perfect for a document dump. A document dump is where some...



The Friday before a three day weekend is one of those times in Washington that is perfect for a document dump. A document dump is where some besieged politician, government agency or business dumps all their documents at the latest possible moment just before a lengthy holiday.

It is a common strategy. Reporters and news outlets have fewer resources or interest in looking through thousands of document for that one smoking gun paragraph. If it is found, interest has usually died by the time the news cycle ramps back up on Tuesday.

This weekend is so slow, a document dump would be welcomed!

Nonetheless, there are a few interesting stories that are brewing for next week.

It was announced today, that the California Supreme Court will release it's decision on Proposition 8. Regardless of how the ruling falls, a large population will be upset.

This will not be the final sayon the matter. Don’t be surprised if this case eventually works its way to Washington.

Next week we should start getting more details about state budget cuts. Get ready for lots of political rancor and finger pointing. Definitely not for the weak of stomach.

Here in Elk Grove, on Wednesday night the city council is likely to hear bad news from city manager Laura Gill on next year’s proposed budget. Four employee positions have already been unfunded and with falling sales and property tax revenues, EGN anticipates more of the same.

Also, more information about the local executive compensation controversy may come to light.

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