President Donald Trump’s budget would deliver a painful financial blow to California, with the potential to push a state that has struggled for years to keep its books balanced back into the kind of red ink that consumed it after the housing market collapse a decade ago.
The president’s blueprint would disrupt almost everything California does. For a state that has sucked money out of taxpayers for years, the cuts would be brutal.
Labor unions would be eviscerated.
Welfare would be slashed.
For all the positioning in Sacramento around standing up to the Trump administration and continuing liberal policies, the state is still deeply dependent on Washington.
Federal dollars make up about a third of California’s state budget.
It’s a lot of free money, and it could be going away.
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