Re: “Tax, but don't overspend,” editorial, Nov. 8
Thanks for your well-written editorial, but I think you missed one crucial point associated with the likely Democratic super-majority.
You stated that Gov. Jerry Brown “pledged not to let Sacramento go on the sort of spending binges that marked the dot-com-bubble years.”
That sounds good, but with a super-majority, significant checks and balances are lost. The governor is irrelevant; long live the governor.
Your editorial states: “But before lawmakers start making plans to spend their bounty, they need to consider what voters expect in return for backing Proposition 30: an end to the fiscal shenanigans that have sent the state careening from one budget crisis to another.”