Numbers up the yazoo

The California Local Government Finance Almanac lists innumerable online resources for locating data, analyses and articles on California municipal finance and budgeting and other California-specific financial data.

Childress v. Darby Lumber Co. – No. 01-35764 (9th Cir. February 6, 2004)

This case discusses various issues arising under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), 29 U.S.C. § 2101 et seq. A lumber mill in Montana, which was affiliated with a local construction company, suddenly closed in 1998, and…

Crack the Code: Going deep (for links) at the GPO

Ever experience the annoying problem of trying in vain to create a persistent web link or bookmark to a section or subsection of the GPO version of the CFR? Of course you have. For the web techies out there, you…

EID PowerPoint: web version

BeenieMum last Sunday earned some much deserved regard, if not income, for posting of her Earned Income Disregard (EID) PowerPoint for download as a *.ppt file. More good news: it is now viewable directly online in a web-based version.

New Earned Income Disregard (EID) links

Webdog has added EID-related links, including the all important National Housing Law Project’s EID packet, to LSNC’s housing webpage. The EID allows employment-related income earned by public housing residents and some families in other housing assistance programs making the transition…

Case Summaries updated thru 2003

We’re catching up on housekeeping here, people! Brenda, everyone’s favorite Cases @ LSNC.net personality, has thoroughly updated and posted the online case summaries through the end of 2003. (She promises to get everything to date for 2004 posted by the…

Battered by the system…

A survey conducted by LIFETIME found that of 900 CalWORKs mothers nearly a third of respondents were battered women who had been denied domestic violence counseling and services under state implementation of welfare reform. State data indicates that less than…

2004 poverty guidelines

The Department of Health and Human Services recently published the 2004 poverty guidelines. If you get confused about the distinction between the terms “poverty threshold” and “poverty guidelines,” the Institute for Research on Poverty has a fairly simple and clear…

New GIS tutorial: Geocoding with NKCA

The GIS Mapping page now includes a modest, five-step tutorial called Geocoding Client Data with Neighborhood Knowledge California. It illustrates how to geocode client data in an existing Microsoft Access database by uploading and using that data at NKCA. The…

Bush 2005 budget spells disaster for Section 8 voucher program

The Bush Administration’s FY 2005 budget cuts funding for the voucher program by 1 billion dollars as compared to FY 2004. If approved by Congress, the new budget would cause a loss of 250,000 vouchers nationwide and 35,000 in California,…