Monday, August 10, 2009

The State Budget: Still Screwed

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 3:15 PM

The State Budget: Still Screwed: Sure, the state budget cuts will be painful, even devastating to many people and organizations. But at least we have a budget, right? Not so fast. As noted in today's L.A. Times, many of the cuts approved by the governor may turn out to be illegal. In fact, a bunch of 'em already have, and the wave of lawsuits might bring the whole thing crumbling down:
In the last few months alone, the courts added more than a billion dollars to the state's deficit by declaring illegal reductions in healthcare services, redevelopment agency funds and transportation spending. ... Lawsuits are one reason most in Sacramento expect a quick collapse of the spending plan the governor signed last month...
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Ryan Burns worked for the Journal from 2008 to 2013, covering a diverse mix of North Coast subjects, from education, politics and marijuana to human suspension, sex parties and amateur fight contests. He won awards for investigative reporting, feature stories and news coverage.

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