Tag Archives: Don Perata

Can't Lines in the Sand Be Erased?

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BUDGET DAY PLUS 9– With legislative leaders resuming their private negotiations today over a new state spending plan, it seems worth noting what is… and isn’t… negotiable, at least according to their public pronouncements. Much ado was made yesterday of … Continue reading »


And Now for Something Completely Different

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BUDGET DAY PLUS 8– With year after year of California budget impasses scarred by sharp partisan debates over spending versus revenues, it seems almost silly to say that there hasn’t been much of a debate about a tax increase. But … Continue reading »


And So It Begins

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The big policy and politics debate of the year in California begins in earnest tomorrow, as the joint legislative budget committee will convene here at the state Capitol. The battle lines are familiar enough, but the battle strategy is a … Continue reading »