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PolitiCal Roundup: Financial windfall for the state, political windfall for Obama

May 5, 2011 | 12:25 pm

Tax revenues are higher than expected in California this year, but not enough to dig the state out of its budget crisis. "There's no gravy train in sight," a spokesman from Gov. Jerry Brown said.

The city of Vernon told a state legislator who requested its public records that it would cost $1 million to produce the documents, and demanded a $200,000 deposit. Vernon is fighting back against efforts to disincorporate the city.

President Obama's poll numbers are up, but it's not clear how that will change the budget debate.