California legislature: tyranny of the minority

by guest writer Will Shonbrun The only way to fix California’s economic/fiscal mess is to change the structure of the legislature that requires a two-thirds vote in both houses to both pass a budget and to raise taxes. Whether this is feasible is an open question, but I don’t think there can be any doubt that […]

California Legislature Passes Massive Austerity Budget

Kevin Martinez writes that the California legislature’s new budged balances a $42 billion deficit on the backs of regular people with a combination of regressive taxes as well as startling budget cuts to services the population desperately needs like social services and education. Its Endless tax breaks and for the wealthy classes and business while […]