Skip to comments.Rapid Response Roundup: May Revise
Posted on 05/14/2010 3:15:48 PM PDT by SmithL
Want to know what lawmakers and interest groups are saying about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's revised spending proposal for the next fiscal year? Find a collection of responses after the jump. We will update the list as more responses roll in, so be sure to check back.
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Democratic lawmakers and officials:
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg:
We will not pass a budget that eliminates Cal-WORKS. Outright. We will not be party to devastating children and families. Period. It's not why we came here, it's not what we believe in.
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez:
...I can say that the process in finding that solution will be open, honest and transparent...
Controller John Chiang:
My latest financial report shows the state will have enough revenues on hand to meet all payment obligations through the end of June, including paying the Revenue Anticipation Notes on time....
Sen. Leland Yee:
When you propose to lay off teachers, close domestic violence shelters, and take away critical social services and health care, there is no doubt you have a revenue problem....
Republican lawmakers and officials:
Senate Republican leader Dennis Hollingsworth:
The Governor's May revise is bitter medicine in many ways. By wisely not raising taxes, the Governor is siding with the people by refusing to punish California's working families because of the legislature's dawdling...
Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer, California Labor Federation:
With today's revision of the state budget, Gov. Schwarzenegger has accelerated his slash-and-burn cuts to vital services into an all-out scorched earth campaign...
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Get out before they start taxing you for leaving.
Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it’s done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower, now it’s done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
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