Although two local Democrats were happy when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a $125.6-billion budget Tuesday that would increase payments to education and transportation, they were still concerned that other issues might not be addressed as generously.
Assemblyman Dario Frommer and state Sen. Jack Scott, Democrats who represent Glendale and Burbank, both had pet concerns they hoped would be addressed before the budget was finally approved.
Frommer will announce his plan to raise billions of dollars to construct railroad overpasses and underpasses as soon as next week, he said. The governor proposed to spend an added $1.4 million to fund safety improvements for dangerous railroad crossings including those that run through Glendale and Burbank, Frommer said. But Frommer supports grade separations on the most dangerous crossings, which will cost billions to build.