Under the Paperweight, June 28- July 4, 2009 1

Political heat on the state budget crisis in California – Assembly Speaker Karen Bass’ terrible faux pas calling citizens “terrorists”; a state appeals court ruling against using transportation funds to cover budget shortfalls; a strong defense of Prop 13 and the 2/3 majority requirement; and Governor Schwarznegger addressing a point of taxpayer resentment – overly generous pension and health care benefits for state employees.