Editorials Take Aim at State’s Stalled Budget Negotiations
The Schwarzenegger administration's plan to pay state workers the minimum wage to help address California's budget deficit amounts to a "drop in the budget ocean" and unfairly targets employees who have no control over how their programs are funded, according to a Los Angeles Times editorial. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Bee argues that lawmakers are scoring "cheap political points" by blaming members of the opposing party for stalled budget talks while holding events to raise campaign funds, instead of focusing on finding a budget solution, the "serious task at hand."
- "Another Rote Maneuver That Does Nothing" (Los Angeles Times, 7/12).
- "Enough Hijinks -- Get Serious on Budget Talks" (Sacramento Bee, 7/10).