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LAO's overview of Schwarzenegger's budget

January 13, 2004 10:32 AM

The very bright folks at the Legislative Analyst Office just released their report on Schwarzenegger's budget proposal:

We believe that the Governor's proposal provides a solid starting point for budget deliberations. It includes realistic revenue and caseload assumptions, as well as real and ongoing solutions from most areas of the budget. At the same time, however, it presents the Legislature with numerous policy issues and concerns. For example, its reductions would have far-reaching consequences for the scope of state services in a variety of program areas. Some of its proposals lack detail or have savings estimates that may not be achievable. And, even with the serious spending reductions it proposes in 2004-05 the plan does not fully address the state's ongoing budget problem様eaving a roughly $6 billion shortfall between expenditures and revenues in 2005-06.

Sounds like they're impressed too.

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