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CMC In the News

September 16, 2008

by Sahil Kapur

Karl Rove's appearance at the CMC Athenaeum on Monday night drew some press coverage. Here's the Los Angeles Times story and here's the Daily Bulletin story. CMC Government Professor Jack Pitney was also recently quoted in some major papers.  The San Francisco Chronicle quoted him in an article about Gov. Schwarzenegger's vow to veto the California state budget.

But there are potential downsides, said John J. Pitney Jr., a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College."This is the governor who was going to grab the budget and control it through his sheer power and that hasn't happened," Pitney said. "So by walking away, he's confirming that he has not been able to master the events in Sacramento."

Reuters News also quoted his words on the same issue.

"We're going to be back to a budget stalemate next summer," said Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. He expects lawmakers put off difficult decisions about either raising revenues or restraining spending."The legislature really hasn't done much to address the structural imbalance of the budget and the state's unstable revenue sources will persist until the legislature fixes it," he said.

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