According to the Los Angeles Times, California State government faces an estimated debt this year and next that will total something like $28 billion. Officials now consider how to balance the budget – more spending cuts and new taxes are up for consideration. How do you feel about that? You can talk to Mono County’s State Senator Ted Gaines when he hosts a special meeting in Mammoth Lakes.
As for the State budget, schools take up a large percentage of the budget and so do health and social services. Some cuts in these departments would impact education and services to the elderly and poor. New taxes could include increases in gas tax, alcohol tax, vehicle license fees or temporary tax hikes. More services could be shifted to counties and cities.
Senator Gaines will host a Town Hall Meeting in Mammoth Thursday, January 5th from 6 got 8 pm in the Town Council Chambers, Suite Z. The Senator’s office says he will update those who attend on what’s happening at the State Capitol and what they can expect in 2012.
For more information prior to the Town Hall, call 916-651-4001.