Rather than working on the state fiscal crisis, Gov. Pete Wilson has been working the media. He spends entire days out of the Capitol--in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco--fixing blame instead of budgets. Not only is our governor absent, he is lying.
-- Contrary to Wilson's charge, the Democratic budget proposal does not contain new taxes.
-- Contrary to Wilson's charge, the Democratic proposal does not require deficit spending.
-- Contrary to Wilson's claims, his proposed budget does include new taxes and fees (insurance policy surcharges, waste discharge fees, commercial fish processors).