Not a valentine…

Steve Harmon at the Contra Costa Times reports about the biggest problem in the budget deal: the artificial spending cap that will force cuts into the future. As we wait for the budget vote that is scheduled for 5pm today, Saturday, it’s worth a read…

Joel Fox seems to have more details, about how the using money from the reserve is tied to “budget adjusted for population and CPI growth,” which does not take into account medical inflation, increased demand due to an aging population, etc. Jean Ross at the California Buget Project has a chart that suggests how the cap could cut deeply into existing programs and services. But then, for the proponents of this cap, that’s the point…

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