Governor Schwarzenegger's Budget Woes

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Rebuffed by the Legislature on Friday night, aides to Arnold Schwarzenegger say the Governor is threatening to take his borrowing plan and spending cap direct to the voters-with a lot of other initiatives thrown in for good measure. How will it feel if the Governor goes over their heads? Have they really failed to get the message of the recall election? Is there still time to work out a deal? In the meantime, will there be massive spending cuts to avoid an increase in taxes? We ask Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Weintraub, and Republican John Campbell and Democrat Jenny Oropeza, both of whom who sit on the Assembly Budget Committee.
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