Friday, May 22, 2009
California voters have spoken, and they're telling the state legislature to get back to work. Despite a last-ditch doomsday plea from Governor Schwarzenegger, voters rejected five out of six budget-related ballot propositions aimed at reducing the deficit. What options do the governor and legislature have now for reducing California's $21.3 billion shortfall?
Gloria Penner: Tuesday's statewide special election was as close to a non-election as I can remember. Not too many people voted and those that did, voted overwhelmingly against the ballot measures that the governor and the legislature crafted. What can be done now to reduce the state's $21 billion budget deficit?
Bob Kittle, editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune editorial page.
John Warren, editor and publisher of San Diego Voice & Viewpoint.
Tim McClain, editor of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine.