Speaker Nunez Says Democrats to Confront Governor's Budget

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Speaker Nunez told reporters at the Capitol that hearings will be held around the state aimed at preparing a spending plan that reflects the Democrats values. CUT: Nunez11 :11 Nunez said the Democrats will focus on the effects of spending cuts the governor has proposed, and on how to raise more revenue thru better tax collection and by closing loopholes. The Assembly Republicans’ point man on the budget, Rick Keene, says he will watch with interest. CUT: RickKeene11 :11 Speaker Nunez says new taxes are not his first option, but that everything should be on the table for discussion. SOC