Budget Negotiations Tainted by Legislators' Next Race

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The State Assembly and Senate felt two kinds of pressure last week. With a $26 billion budget shortfall, the state was issuing IOU's. On top of that, members of both houses wanted to go home. Their inexperienced leaders hoped that a marathon, all-night session would produce a moment of statesmanship. But that was not to be. Evan Halper is Capitol Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.




Warren Olney