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Last Friday, the State Assembly approved a $145 billion budget along with tax breaks for business groups, and went on vacation. However it takes both houses to close the deal. Senate leader Don Perata said the tax bill appeared to be "written by chimpanzees," and Governor Schwarzenegger can't get the two Republicans still needed to vote for the budget.
State Highway 138 is the old road connecting the booming communities of Palmdale and Lancaster with the booming high desert. Because of the number of accidents, it’s known as “Blood Alley,” and road workers finally are trying to widen it. Motorists angry at construction delays have threatened the workers and damaged equipment so Cal-Trans intermittently shuts part of it down.