The battle between Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Sacramento over the proposed tax extension is born of a long and downright ugly past. Most agree it began when the state couldn’t resist spending the millions of dollars that poured into California’s coffers thanks to the dot-com bonanza of the late ’90s. The state unwisely spent beyond its means and never changed course.
Fast forward through the most financially disastrous decade since the Great Depression, and Califor...
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