The legislature in my home state of California still has not reached an agreement on the state’s budget. As of yesterday the budget was 64 days late, which breaks the record for the longest our state has gone without a budget. Below is a snippet from an article on NYTimes.com about the ongoing budget problems, you can read the full text by clicking here.
“As lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger continue to haggle over how to plug a $15 billion gap in the budget, health care clinics have reduced their staffs, community college students are being denied tuition grants, and art classes at one high school have moved to the lawn because the school district cannot afford new portable classrooms.
‘This is not a good time,’ David A. Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association, said of the public school system, which has been denied $600 million during the stalemate.