No surprises as first Trump budget hits at California

File PhotoThomas D. Elias. ■ By Thomas D. Elias / Columnist The bleats have been long and loud in California since President Trump’s administration released its first proposed budget, one that won’t be finalized for several months. This budget can be read many ways, including these: As an initial negotiating position from the author of “The Art of the Deal.” As revenge for California depriving the president of the popular vote victory he so ardently craved. As a prototypical Republican attack on federal spending the party has long opposed in fields from healthcare to sanctuary cities. It may be all of those and more. But this spending plan should not have

This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below.

Existing Users Log In