California will take in $6.6 billion more in revenue than the Governor expected when he first proposed a new budget in January. Today, he revised his plan, but it still includes extending increases in the sales tax and the vehicle license fee. The increase in income taxes can be deferred. Will that be enough get Republicans to approve a vote of the people, or will Democrats do it themselves? Also, LA school librarians on the witness stand defending their jobs. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the GOP, healthcare and political confusion.
California Budget Battle Continues
From this Episode:
Jerry Brown and the Incredible Shrinking State Deficit
Governor Brown inherited a $25 billion deficit, which he and the legislature cut in half with spending cuts. Then revenues turned out to be $2.5 billion more than expected....
18 min, 47 sec
Librarians Get the Third Degree
On most days, LA Unified's school librarians are "fielding student queries about American history and Greek mythology and retrieving copies of vampire novels." But these...
6 min, 46 sec