Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor calls Governor Brown's assumptions about tax revenues "a little bit optimistic." But how much is too much? (Photo: KQED/John Myers)
Governor Jerry Brown
's quest to have voters approve a multi-million dollar tax increase is key to his plan for balancing the state's books. But might the uncertainty of winning that election force deep spending cuts now by officials who will decide to, instead, assume the worst?
That scenario is one that lawmakers at state Capitol should consider carefully, urges the Legislature's independent budget analyst.