No official word yet, but it looks like September was another healthy month for state revenues. Preliminary reports suggest corporate tax revenues came in at least 20 percent higher than projected, yielding a bump of at least $400 million above what was expected for the month. Personal income tax revenues finished the month strong and appear to have at least met projections. Stay tuned for more details in the days ahead.
Posted by dweintraub at 9:10 AM
The Schwarzenegger camp is touting the first public poll to show the governor's initiatives leading. You can find it here. It's a SurveyUSA poll done for some California television stations. The firm's polls have taken flak in the past because they use recorded voices to question voters. But they do have a decent track record. One thing unique about this particular poll is that it uses very short, simple (but accurate) questions on the ballot measures instead of the more legalistic ballot language preferred by the established California public polls, like Field and PPIC. The biggest difference between this poll's results and earlier public polls is that this one shows independents siding with Schwarzenegger rather than against him.
Posted by dweintraub at 8:08 AM