May 31st, 2011
By Beverly Prior, Justice Practice Leader
The regular reporting of the state’s budget woes and the recurring impasse in the state legislature has been wearing on the citizenry, so it felt energizing when Governor Brown arrived in office with a budget plan that would get the legislature to make the tough decisions. But what about the governor’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies statewide? He says that their elimination will save $1.7 billion in the state’s budget next year.