"This budget has enough smoke and mirrors to play the main room in the Magic Castle."
An extension of what passes for news from the 4LAKids blogs about the endless California Budget Crisis - as our Legislators+Governor struggle to do the one constitutionally mandated thing they must do every year by July 1. California hasn't had a budget where income and outgo match since July 17, 2007. Hopefully we will get a real budget and an improved budget process soon ...and this blog can expire in irrelevance! - smf
"When you travel around the world, you see the rest of the world building, building and building, and cranes everywhere. I want to see that in
SCHWARZENEGGER QUOTE 8/21/08
• Bullet trains and cranes are big things?
• The state budget and education are nonsense?
"There is no center," former state Senate Leader Don Perata (D-Oakland) said. "I'm not talking about political center. There is no action center, or moral center, or anything else left in Sacramento."
[For this reason] the budget challenge facing the state is not just about increasing taxes and cutting spending to cover a deficit. It is also about achieving this goal without further damaging basic infrastructure, [like meals for low-income children in public schools.]
la opinión | 4 Dec 08