California lawmakers fail to pass budget deal - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee: "California lawmakers fail to pass budget deal
By Steve Wiegand and Dan Smith
Published: Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 | Page 1A
California legislators tried and failed for a second day Sunday to close a $40 billion hole in the state's budget, still one Republican vote short of approving a package that contains $14.3 billion in tax increases."
The Republicans seem determined to lead us all into bankruptcy.