Outdated Gann Limit challenges state’s ability to support public services
January 18, 2022 | By Scott Graves
California faces a frustrating paradox. The state budget is flush with cash, but a decades-old ballot measure could soon limit the amount that can be used to support millions of Californians who need help now.
Meanwhile, fortunes are rising for corporations and the wealthy, and most Californians think the enormous gap between rich and poor will grow in the years ahead.
It’s time for state leaders to chart a path toward overhauling the antiquated spending cap that limits our ability to make the ongoing investments needed to help all Californians be healthy and thrive.
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