No, no, and no on Gov. Deukmejian giving away the $700 million.
I could not agree with you more about your editorial regarding this latest proposal by the governor.
Consider all the money it has cost the state to collect these taxes. Consider all the money that would have to be spent to distribute it . . . all those bookkeepers, all those printers, all those notices, etc. Even deducting it from state taxes next year would breed a plethora of disputes over who had it coming and who didn't get their share and who has moved or died or recently come into residency in the state, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
The Lottery has not provided the hoped-for bonanza promised as relief for the schools. The governor has cut back on school support time and time again. This money should be spent on the schools.
My first interest in writing this letter is to inform you that all the people I have talked with regarding this issue think it is the most stupid thing they have seen the governor do yet! This money should be kept in our state treasury to be used for the things that need to be done by the state. One is schools.