California Assembly Democrats have passed a budget package but the Governator says he’ll veto it because it raises taxes. So, how does he proposes closing the gap then? With more budget cuts?
Respected LA Times columnist George Skelton says that won’t help
Once again, Capitol politicians are fighting over how to fix the chronically bleeding state budget. And again, the answer should be clear: It’s unfixable.
It will remain unfixable until California’s system of governance is pulled apart and overhauled.
He then presents six ways to fix things long-term. However doing so would require legislators act like adults and lobbyists occasionally put the interests of the state before those of their clients, so don’t hold your breath.
In the meantime, the budget agreement has to pass before Wednesday or it’s another trip down the highway to Hell. And don’t stop them now.