We begin with the Democratic Primary. Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire and the race has turned into a three-person contest going into Super Tuesday with Pete Buttegig and Amy Klobuchar very much in the running. The team at Counterpoint released a depiction of Mike Bloomberg when he declared--and he is betting on Super Tuesday as he continues to spend heavily on political advertising.
Beyond the US National Political Scene, the business of governing continues. The California Budget has been submitted to the California State Legislature by the Governor. A snapshot of the budget presented by our local State Senator, Senator Pat Bates, is hereby noted with her observations--our team will continue to note this as the State Budget of 222 Billion Dollars works its way through the California Legislature:
Governor Newsom released his 2020-21 budget proposal on January 10th. Click here to read my thoughts and click here to read highlights and analysis on the budget proposal.
President's Budget Proposal Released: What Funding Cuts Will Mean for Homelessness Systems
The President’s budget proposal for FY 2021 was released yesterday. While homelessness programs were spared the kinds of extreme budget cuts that other programs saw, there will be important work ahead to secure appropriate investments for homeless assistance.
Some notable points from the budget proposal:
Read the Alliance's analysis of the proposed FY2021 budget >>>
Our Team has also been assessing the aftermath of Brexit as the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, gears up for his expected Cabinet Reshuffle later on today:
We conclude with Iran. During the Tuesday Edition of Notations, we provided guidance on the latest out of Iran. Iranian Government Officials were dealing with the aftermath of an Earthquake and a major Snowstorm in the North of the Country as it also tried to organize Parliamentary Elections. This is as it touted the large turnout during the Anniversary of the Revolution as proof that the People had faith--The reality was otherwise as exemplified by this captured by a skydiver above Azadi Square in Tehran as Hassan Rouhani, The President, Spoke: