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David G Crane

California: A High-Revenue, Low-Services State

California Governor Jerry Brown has received praise for proposing a balanced state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The last time California proposed a balanced budget was in 2007, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor.

A recent report by California Common Sense, a nonprofit research group, describes how state finances changed over that period. (Disclosure: I am on the organization’s board.)