Patt Morrison for March 1, 2011

The twilight zone of California’s budget negotiations – enter at your own risk

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Angel Sequeira holds a sign during a rally against proposed budget cuts, with several union and community activist groups representing the disabled in front of California Gov. Jerry Brown's office on January 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

While legislators face a ten day deadline from Governor Jerry Brown to reach a budget deal, power, money, politics and constitutional law meet head-on in public and private negotiations. The deadline, March 10, is 89 days from June 7th, the date he wants to have a special tax election. To unravel the inner machinations, we turn to Dan Walters, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee, who has been following the budget melodrama for years.


Dan Walters, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee

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