* And you think your financial times are tough. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reports that California is looking at a budget gap that could reach $20 billion through June 2009. With talk of such a deficit, there is already discussion in Sacramento of possible tax increases and spending cuts that may reach classrooms, law enforcement and health care.
* Officials with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner’s Office) issued 38 citations totaling more than $207,000 in fines to restaurants in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in a recent two-day enforcement sweep. To see more on this story, visit dailyinsurer.blogspot.com.
* SmartDrive Systems Inc. will be participating at the 2008 Risk and Insurance Management Annual Conference in San Diego (April 27-May 1) exhibiting driver risk management solutions for fleets. RIMS 2008 gathers more than 10,000 risk professionals over five days. The annual Conference and Exhibition will offer resources to help companies identify the critical issues facing risk professionals today, discover innovative ideas and solutions to optimize risk, acquire the skills and resources to become a risk management expert and cultivate and strengthen your network of contacts. To see more on this story, visit dailyinsurer.blogspot.com.
* The Los Angeles Lakers made it a clean sweep of the Denver Nuggets in their first round Western Conference matchup, eliminating the 50-win team in a 107-101 victory in Denver.