Budget +43: Impasse Yes, Furloughs No (For Now)

August 12, 2010 · Filed Under CA Budget · Comments Off 

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It's a tired old adage that "It's always darkest just before dawn," and yet that's the usual course of summer budget impasses here at the state Capitol. Just when the problem seems most unfixable, a deal is struck and everyone shakes hands.

But this summer's dark phase, which now seems to have arrived, feels different. The battle lines seem to be holding. And the smart money seems to be on a longer, not shorter, stalemate.
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