CA starting to cut budget : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

Another state with ugly budget negotiations coming up. The first cuts are easy - wait til July and the legislature still won't have a balanced budget in time for the next fiscal year.

Not a word about how power purchases ate up half our yearly budget. Nothing about how we are going to pay for the measly $13 bil bond measure that is supposed to "cover" almost $50 bil in power contracts. Maybe the governor's "deal" with the utilities and generators will include a way to get out from under those contracts. However, a lot of the deal has to be passed by the legislature and they are acting balky.

-- Margaret J (, June 20, 2001


First positive step for California is to take Davis OUt of the energy business. The Legislature is our last hope.

-- JackW (, June 20, 2001.

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