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An improved but still inadequate budget


Last updated 6/27/2013 at Noon

The Legislature has now passed a budget for the coming Fiscal Year. For the first time in years, the budget relies on more realistic revenue projections that, as a small business owner, I can support. As such, the $96.3 billion budget is an improvement over past budgets that were often based on fantasy revenue projections.

On the other hand, the budget fails to hold the line on new spending and locks in future welfare increases. Despite passage of Proposition 30 last year to fund public education, the budget delays repayment of much of the debt owed California’s schools. In addition, leg...

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