Monday, July 20, 2009

Daily California Watch 9


Budget 0.9b seems to be available for comment:

Google/AP

LATimes and the IOUs.

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This plan won't survive contact with the Counties or the unions.

5 comments:

Tyrone said...

Governator, you are numbuh wun!!

Tyrone said...

from another article...
Schwarzenegger and Republican lawmakers refused to raise taxes any further, limiting lawmakers' options. Democrats had fought to preserve basic social services, including welfare, in-home support and health care for low-income children.

Oh, thank god, they save in-home support. Wait a second...

However, according to a California Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes report this year, the IHHS program “lacks sufficient oversight and suffers from fraud and abuse.”

Peripheral Visionary said...

Well, I'm happy to be proven wrong on the pace of efforts to balance the budget--turns that they have been working overtime on it. You're probably right that it won't survive contact with the special interests on it, however. And the fact that it relies so heavily on one-time measures means that they're going to have to go right back to the table within a year as the one-time measures give out and the situation worsens.

Still, they've faced the reality of cutting state services in a serious way. That's a start. With that on the table, there's an opportunity for a real fix if they continue to work at it.

w said...

PV, thanks the perspective on vacation homes several posts previous. The decay factor had not occured to me.

Lex said...

So who is General Lyons supposed to represent? Arnold, the taxpayers, representative democracy?