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Return of Bleak House: California budget’s trigger cuts weigh on adult day care center
The Mercury News

The California Legislature is not ordinarily a place people go in search of miracles, and yet that is exactly what lawmakers delivered in June: a budget that would balance as soon as the state Franchise Tax Board, California’s stalled economy and, presumably, the tooth fairy produced a windfall of $4 billion. Now that tax revenues have fallen far short, trigger cuts that the Legislature built into the budget are pointed at the rest of us like a loaded gun. And the triggers are about to be pulled.