The State Budget: Still Screwed
: Sure, the state budget cuts will be painful, even devastating to many people and organizations. But at least we have a budget, right? Not so fast. As noted in today's L.A. Times
, many of the cuts approved by the governor may turn out to be illegal. In fact, a bunch of 'em already have, and the wave of lawsuits might bring the whole thing crumbling down:
In the last few months alone, the courts added more than a billion dollars to the state's deficit by declaring illegal reductions in healthcare services, redevelopment agency funds and transportation spending. ... Lawsuits are one reason most in Sacramento expect a quick collapse of the spending plan the governor signed last month...