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California in an 'unprecedented' fiscal crisis

Original post made on May 28, 2009

"It's grim. There's no other word for it," State Senator Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, summed up the economic catastrophe California faces in the wake of the overwhelming voter defeat of a package of budget-related propositions Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 21, 2009, 12:15 PM

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Posted by Patty
a resident of another community
on May 28, 2009 at 6:19 am

We need to start fixing the reduced state income from prop 13. Prop 13 is great cash cow for businesses and people but does Not seem fair for most. If we revise this maybe we will have money for state.

Also it is about time that city and state workers benefits get in line with private sector. Pensions and health benefit for all city and state workers seems unreasonable.We need cuts.


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