TITLE

California Lawmakers Go Back To Work With More of the Same

AUTHOR(S)
Saskal, Rich
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;12/10/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32027, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on California lawmakers's efforts to resolve the state's intractable budget woes. Partisan stasis is the desired result of a redistricting scheme lawmakers approved after the 2000 Census. The district maps that ensued essentially locked Democrats into a majority position while protecting Republican incumbents. Both parties signed off on the deal. The proposal must somehow finesse the state's structural budget deficit which is estimated at about $7 billion for 2006, the Republican governor's spending promises to several interest groups, his reluctance to support tax increases and the requirement that budgets be approved with a two-thirds majority.
ACCESSION #
15341984

 

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