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Transit & Education Funding Threatened by Budget Crisis

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How do you fix the state budget? You take away money from two of the most important and already-lacking services in the state: transit and early education programs via voter approved set aside money for those type of projects. Not only that, money for local governments could be taken away too (that means less money to do the dirty work of the city and county such as hospitals). Of course, within his first hour of office in 2003, Governor Schwarzenegger repealed the tripling of the car tax, something that was worth $4 billion to the state.