Legislature Democrats Pledge Not to Raise Taxes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
State Senate President pro Tem Don Perata says he’s asked the chairs of the various budget subcommittees to hold town hall meetings in different parts of the state to allow the public to make budget suggestions. But he says that, as far as he’s concerned, one option is already off the table. CUT: Perata18 :18 Perata’s Republican counterpart, Senate G-O-P leader Dick Ackerman, says Perata is simply acknowledging the obvious. CUT: Ackerman11 :11 Ackerman spoke from Washington, where he is part of a California Republican delegation attending President Bush’s Inauguration. SOC