A Progressive Alamedan

Various writings from a resident of Alameda regarding the political scene. The local perspective of local, state and national politics and a few other odds and ends of local concern. May not be particularly interesting to people outside of the Alameda area.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Call Schwarzenegger and ask him to pass that budget!

Eve Pearlman talked about the state budget woes earlier today on her blog.

State Senator Loni Hancock came to Saturday's election meeting telling us that people need to call the Governor's office and let him know that he needs to sign the budget that the Democrats have worked so hard to make work.

I just called and talked to the nice phone attendant. Won't you take 60 seconds and do the same?

(916) 445-2841. ext 0


Blogger Mike McMahon said...

I believe the Governor has already vetoed the Democratic budget proposal that was created as a result of the Special Session. The Democratic budget proposal was meant to address the fiscal problems for current 08/09 budget.

Now we have two issues to deal with since the Governor has released his 09/10 budget. First, the Legislature needs to redo (quickly) the 08/09 budget (i.e. take monies promised to cities, counties and school districts) and then pass (in the Summer) an 09/10 budget .

My quess is that by the end of January we have some type of statewide ballot measure to approve some new taxes.

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