NPR panel on California budget crisis

Will State Budget Problems Be Resolved By July 1?

GLORIA PENNER (Host): So that’s, as you said, David Roland, the 800 pound gorilla in all California city and county budget negotiations, and how much the state will take from the local governments to help settle the budget problems in Sacramento. One idea that might affect potholes is to get that money by grabbing gasoline tax that is now used by local governments to pay for road maintenance, you know, potholes and broken guard rails. So, Elisa, you were talking more about, hey, we ain’t seen nothing yet, you gotta wait until the state comes in. What do you think? How would that work? Can the state just grab that money from the cities?

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