Keep Up With the CA State Budget Drama with Twitter
California is thiiiiiiiiiiis close to having an actual state budget, but it's going to be a tough last battle to get 'er done. KQED's Capitol Notes blog has opted, albeit reluctantly, the newest way to keep groups of people informed at an up-to-the-second rate: Twitter. Although KQED's John Myers says Twitter is "just one more step towards full non-contemplative analysis and writing," it might be the best way to follow "tonight's budget debate/vote/saga." Why the drama? Well, for one thing, it might come down to one vote. "Santa Ana State Sen. Lou Correa, one of only three Democrats representing Orange County, may prove to be the deciding vote for or against a plan touted by the California Chamber of Commerce as the best solution to 'keep our state from going over a financial cliff,'" explains the OC Register. Yikes! Talk about precarious. No wonder Capitol Notes' first Tweet cautions: "Buckle those seatbelts."