Budget Gap Is 'Awful,' Legislative Analyst Says

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Governor Ronald Reagan said he was so opposed to income tax withholding in California that his feet were in concrete. When he finally approved it, he said, "The concrete cracked." Last week the concrete cracked around Governor Schwarzenegger's feet. In addition to spending cuts to help solve the state's fiscal crisis, he called for an increased sales tax and a $12 annual vehicle license fee. Although fellow Republicans in the legislature still insist that's the wrong thing to do, especially in a recession, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst has chimed in, calling the Governor's proposals "credible" but differing over some details.



  • Mac Taylor - Legislative Analyst, State of California


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