Proposition 1A and California's budget mess
Would the initiative help the state's budgeting process, or just make it work? Do Californians pay too much or too little in taxes? Jean Ross and Emily Rusch debate the centerpiece of the budget-reform package on the May 19 ballot.
2:04 PM PDT, May 8, 2009
Today's topic: While Sacramento does have a revenue problem, it also has trouble controlling spending. Given the Legislature's utter inability to restrain spending in good years, shouldn't any budget-reform measure contain a spending cap?
1:21 PM PDT, May 7, 2009
Today's topic: Big-picture time: Are Californians paying too much or too little in taxes? Are there any tasks the state does or services it provides that should stop? What other state do you believe has the proper model for California to follow?
1:55 PM PDT, May 6, 2009
Today's topic: Would Proposition 1A help California's broken budgeting system, or just make it worse? And what happens if the measure fails and California doesn't get the billions of dollars in revenue from the increased sales tax, personal income tax and vehicle license fee?
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