We have now gone longer than we ever have in California history in not passing a budget…it’s a record!, write Matthew Yi of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Evan Halper at the Los Angeles Times.
Can we say “we told you so?” on Proposition 56, which stopped salaries to legislators for every day the budget is late, and reduced the 66% threshold to pass a budget to 55%? On the repeal of the car tax, which dug us deeper into this multi-billion hole?
We have to stay focused on being very clear about the consequences of the cuts in the budget the Republicans are crafting, and support the revenues needed to prevent such cuts.
More to come on the budget battles…