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California’s Budget Woes Explained

October 14, 2004

Though I try to stay away from explaining the foibles of budgets larger than my own, this story from the Los Angeles Times certainly gives us room for thought and hopefully a lot of intercessory prayer:

California’s Budget Crisis, Explained: In August, the state legislature reached a compromise in a long-standing, intensely debated issue with the state’s owners of pet ferrets. Though the animals are banned by the state as crop menaces, the legislation would grant legal status to all existing pet ferrets whose owners pay a $75-per-head fee. However, even though the state desperately needs the revenue, the money raised cannot be used for anything except a study to determine whether the state can tolerate more ferrets

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