In Memory Of A Budget

Katy Grimes: Since the new Legislature received Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal on January 10, many have been expecting legislators to start floating their own bills challenging or supporting Brown’s budget cuts and tax extensions.

Instead, both houses of the Legislature have been spending an inordinate amount of time in session on memoriams for the dead, while the business of the state remains static, in a kind of netherworld.

And while honoring the recently departed is thoughtful, there are a few pressing state matters awaiting the attention of lawmakers… unless a eulogy for the budget is next.

What’s interesting is that several of the new Assembly members have commented about the many long winded tributes being offered by their colleagues, instead of working on the budget crisis at hand.

And for the legislators who are current or former members of the military, it’s just more “hurry up and wait.”

JAN. 25, 2011

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