The $6.6-billion of unanticipated revenue may relieve some of the pressure caused by California's huge deficit, perhaps weakening Gov. Jerry Brown's argument for tax extensions.
The cash pouring into state coffers may seem like good news for Gov. Jerry Brown, who this week announced a surprise $6.6-billion surge. But the joke in the Capitol is that he might have served the public better by burying the windfall in the backyard.
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