Chico Enterprise-Record: Will deals made be deals broken?
The nature of politics was made crystal clear this week when (Redding) Assemblyman Dick Dickerson gave the Democrats one of the four Republican votes they needed to pass the state budget.
It's hard to fault Dickerson, as a number of provisions that were favorable to the north state had been added to the budget in the quest to get his vote.
Democrats agreed to end the state's part of the sales tax on the purchase of tractors, other farm machinery and logging equipment. They lifted the sales tax on farmers' purchase of diesel fuel, at least temporarily. And they removed the sales tax from propane.