Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The breakdown of budget negotiations this week between California Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Republicans leaves the state with a handful of options for handling the $26 billion deficit, none of them particularly attractive.
California Gov. Jerry Brown wouldn't top anyone's list of tax-and-spend liberals. Famous for his frugality, he ushered in his latest stint as governor by replacing the sleek boardroom table in his new office with a hard, wooden picnic table.
"There's not much going on in California. You wonder how many people are actually going to turn out, and Proposition 30 needs high turnout to win," said Sacramento political analyst Tony Quinn.
"They seem to be convinced it will not pass," said Tony Quinn, co-editor of the California Target Book in Sacramento. "They've probably got internal polling data saying that if they don't have Republican votes, voters won't pass it."