Opinion Pieces Mull Options if Ballot Measures Fail
A Contra Costa Times editorial argues that a recent Field Poll that found that five of the six propositions up for vote in the May 19 special election are losing by substantial margins "should have set off a loud alarm in Sacramento, but we have yet to hear any ringing." Meanwhile, Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters writes that if the ballot measures fail, "Wholesale slaughter of state spending may be their only option. This is a pivotal point in California political history, a fiscal Armageddon."
- "Editorial: New State Budget Plans Urgently Needed With Propositions in Danger" (Contra Costa Times, 4/30).
- "Dan Walters: What's Plan B If Five Ballot Measures Fail" (Walters, Sacramento Bee, 5/1).