Patt Morrison for April 28, 2011

Bill Lockyer to GOP legislators: put tax extension on the ballot or face cuts in your districts

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California Attorney General Bill Lockyer answers questions at a news conference at the Bank of America building.

Pick your metaphor: if it’s good for the goose it’s good for the gander; have a taste of your own medicine; time to put your money where your mouth is. These are all the equivalents of what California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer said to a Bay Area newspaper editorial board earlier this week when he suggested that if Republicans in the legislature continued to block the placement of tax extensions on the ballot, perhaps spending cuts should start in their home districts. Lockyer said it comes down to “basic fairness. You don’t want to pay for government, well then, you get less of it,” he said.

Guests:

Bill Lockyer, Treasurer of California

State Senator Bob Huff, (R- Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino Counties); vice-chair of the Senate Budget Committee; Senate Republican Caucus Chair


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