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Sniping from the sidelines as budget deadline nears

Jun 15, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Brown and Whitman criticize the dysfunction gripping the Capitol in the usual budget stalemate. But neither has taken the risky steps of offering a solution to closing the $19.1-billion deficit.

Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman have plenty to say about the state's lack of fiscal discipline, marveling at incompetence in the Capitol, where Tuesday's constitutional deadline for the Legislature to approve a spending plan is almost certain to be missed — again.