Opinion Piece Criticizes Lack of Calif. Budget Transparency
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Kenneth Hall -- a member of the University of Redlands' Board of Trustees and former deputy director of finance under Gov. Ronald Reagan (R) -- writes, "A fleeting single vote by the Legislature on the final state budget will be held sometime before midnight tonight, so the members of the two chambers can get paid." He adds, "Sadly, the single vote will be the first and only public view of the final decisions on how the state will spend $92 billion over this next year."
- "Viewpoints: Where Is the Transparency in California's Budget Process" (Hall, Sacramento Bee, 6/15).