Re "State escapes bond rating agency's cellar" (Page A4, Feb. 1): Gov. Jerry Brown couldn't get any Republican votes in the Legislature to put Proposition 30 on the ballot so he raised the money to place it as an initiative and staked his reputation on it. The people voted for it, the budget is now balanced and the bond markets responded.
If there ever was a sign that both budget cuts and revenue increases are needed to put government's house in order, the bond rating upgrade from A-minus to A is proof. Thank you governor for your hard work on behalf of the people of California and their children.
-- Irvin Dawid, Burlingame
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