courage campaign’s cruickshank publishes fiscal blueprint

Possible revenue solutions for the state budget

By Robert Cruickshank, Courage Campaign 

– Mar 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am EDT

In the aftermath of last week’s delivery of layoff notices to 26,000 teachers and news that the budget is already $8 billion in the hole it makes sense to continue to look at serious revenue solutions to close a 30-year shortfall. Unless, of course, you are a Republican:

Assembly GOP leader Mike Villines of Clovis (Fresno County), one of three Assembly Republicans who voted for taxes in the latest budget package, said taxes to close additional budget shortfalls can’t be on the table.

Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Murietta (Riverside County), who became the Senate minority leader last month after a coup during the marathon budget session, said passing any more taxes or fees “would add insult to injury to California taxpayers.”


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