Experts Expound

Experts Expound

Under discussion: “Regarding rival tax-increase plans on the November ballot, should Molly Munger and Jerry Brown do a road show and work together?”

 

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Big Daddy,So what did you think of the surprise budget release last week? Was this a mistake or some sort of clever ploy?–Bemused in Belmont

Dear Bemused,It was a major mistake and somebody’s head will roll. Somebody’s head always rolls.

A budget replete with misery and major changes – as this one is – needs

Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“Yet more budget misery: The December numbers are in and the state fell short of revenue projections by $2.5 billion for the first half of the fiscal year. Total hole (maybe): $9.2 billion. So what do we do now?”

Government should run like an efficient corporation. It should cook its books.

Move to Texas.

What

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Dear Big Daddy,I’ve worked in the Capitol for four years and I’ve been dating a reporter, off and on, for the last eight months. We’ve kept it quiet because he thought we would have problems if the word got out, although I don’t see why. What do you think?–Just Wondering

Dear Just,

Keep it quiet.

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