Saturday, July 25, 2009

The California budget did not have to be

by Ann Garrison

California Democrats always blame the State's punish-the-poor budgets on our supermajority, tyranny-of-the-minority rule, which requires the legislature to approve any new revenues by a two-vote. But, the Democrats had far more power to negotiate from strength this year, despite the two-thirds rule. And, for whatever reason, they threw it away.

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