The Sacramento Bee had a bomb scare this morning. The building was evacuated, but the bomb squad found the bag harmless. However, news organizations are on high alert following the newsroom shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD.
Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor announced yesterday that he is retiring at the end of the year. Big loss to the Capitol, but he deserves to retire. He has been at the nonpartisan office since 1979 and has served in the top job since 2008.
$$$: Things continue to be looking good for the State General Fund throught end of the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Department of Finance reports: "Preliminary General Fund agency cash for June was $1.601 billion above the 2018-19 Budget Act forecast of $17.773 billion. Fiscal year 2017-18 revenues were $1.541 billion higher than the forecast of $134.502 billion. June cash receipts represent the second estimated payment of 40 percent of liability due mid-month for personal income tax filers and calenda . . .