Lawmakers should cut spending or raise taxes before borrowing to balance budgets, according to a poll of residents in five states that account for almost half of the nation’s projected deficits.
Hewlett-Packard Co. won’t look for big takeover targets in the software industry following its $10.3 billion purchase of Autonomy Corp., Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said at an event in San Francisco today.
Along the road to downtown Salinas, California, a green-and-white sign at the edge of a plowed field reads in Spanish: “Looking for work? Call or come in. We are hiring today.”
California’s likely voters prefer using a projected budget surplus to repay debt and build reserves, rather than restore funds to social-service programs, according to a poll released today.
Sixty percent of Californians back an $11.1 billion bond issue for water projects on the November ballot as the most-populous state struggles with a severe drought.
Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in California has reached a record high as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the state’s ban next month.
Meg Whitman wanted to portray a new Republican face to Latino voters. Then controversy erupted over the undocumented maid she fired, marring her outreach in the California governor race.