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DeSaulnier predicts quick end to budget fight

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier in his first appearance as a senator on the locally hosted cable show “Friendly Fire” — the host is Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer — apparently predicts the state budget fight in Sacramento will be over by the time the show airs.

Really? Does anyone have a calendar and a red marker handy? That’s the most optimistic anyone has been about the state budget stalemate in, well, months.

“Friendly Fire” airs on the Comcast public access station in eastern Contra Costa County on Jan. 5 and Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. and in central Contra Costa County on Jan. 8 and Jan. 22 at 10 p.m.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen