California Legislature passes record $117.5 billion budget – Houston Chronicle (subscription)

Houston Chronicle (subscription)California Legislature passes record $117.5 billion budgetHouston Chronicle (subscription)Under state law, legislators had until midnight to pass a balanced budget or they would have had to forfeit pay. "Is this a real budget we're voting on today? Or is this just a sham budget?" said Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula. The State Controller's …and more »

California Legislature approves compromise $115.4B budget –

Chron.comCalifornia Legislature approves compromise $115.4B budgetChron.comBut Brown, a Democrat, held firm against expanding many services, relying on a lower projection for state revenues. The budget now … Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, said Republicans would have preferred to use that money to improve …and more »

Gowan, Texas Firm Settle Dispute Over Trustee Fee – New York Law Journal (registration)

New York Law Journal (registration)Gowan, Texas Firm Settle Dispute Over Trustee FeeNew York Law Journal (registration)In late 2008, she was appointed Chapter 11 trustee of defunct law firm Dreier LLP in Southern District bankruptcy court, a position she continued to hold after leaving Diamond in 2013. She was awarded about $1.4 million in fees in June … Told the Law …and more »…