California is no longer the Golden State. Now a complete captive to public sector unions, spending has exploded by 40% over the past five years. The state perpetually runs massive budget deficits, this year’s record $40 billion deficit being only the latest.
The allies of big government and big labor in Congress now want Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan to include up to $63.4 billion for Sacramento. If the Debt Plan passes, the New York Times reports that “California will most likely be a reliable indicator of the plan’s success or failure.”
To help track all the federal tax payer dollars pouring through Sacramento, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation and the Sam Adams Alliance have been developing a California state budget page to help citizens better track how their money is being spent.
So check it out, and help keep the Government of California honest.