Maybe They Could Put the Inmates at Henry Coe State Park

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In a move to balance California's feast-to-famine state budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed cuts of 10 percent at almost every state agency, the Chron reports. If the proposed budget makes it through the legislature in its current form — rather unlikely — tuitions and fees would be likely to increase at state universities; about 6.6 million Californians would receive lower MediCal reembursements; some 75,000 families would be removed from the welfare rolls; the state would reduce its inmate population by 35,000; K-12 schools would get less money; and 43 state parks would be closed, including Tomales Bay and Henry Coe here in the Bay Area. Democrats are certain to push for a tax increase. Arnold is certain to push back.

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