California Governor Revises Budget for $16 Billion Deficit
On May 12, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that the state's budget deficit was now $16 billion, not $9 billion as previous projected. On May 14 Brown held a press conference to announce revisions to the state budget.
- Here are some of Brown's statements as Tweeted by reporters covering the press conference.
- — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation)Mon, May 14 2012 10:04:28Gov Brown: "It's a difficult budget. We have a more difficult problem...I'm linking the cuts" to a "plea to the voters" to raise taxes
- — Anthony York (@AnthonyYorkLAT)Mon, May 14 2012 09:55:57new #cabudget cuts include IHSS, courts, state employee pay, Developmental Services. School funding guarantee increases by $1.2 billion
- — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation)Mon, May 14 2012 10:06:27On why #cabudget was off by billions: "You never can get it right." Revision includes $6B in trigger cuts, mostly to schools, if taxes lose
- — Julie Small (@KPCCjulie)Mon, May 14 2012 10:09:38Brown says if voters approve taxe initiative in Nov. #Cabudget K-14 education grows by $17 billion by 2015-2016. Without taxes loses $6 b.
- — John Myers (@johnmyers)Mon, May 14 2012 10:11:06
- — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation)Mon, May 14 2012 10:07:59Gov Brown calls for "a modicum of stoicism and less of a propensity to immediate gratification" so state can make cuts & balance #cabudget
- — david siders (@davidsiders)Mon, May 14 2012 10:11:36
- — Josh Richman (@Josh_Richman)Mon, May 14 2012 10:19:33
- — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation)Mon, May 14 2012 10:10:08Gov Brown nsists "by the time I leave here" #cabudget will be balanced & CA back on road to prosperity: "I am a buoyant optimist"
- — Torey Van Oot (@CapitolAlert)Mon, May 14 2012 10:13:17Brown tells journos that if they can think of better #cabudget solutions, he'll read in stories 2morrow. See if it "passes the smell test"
- — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation)Mon, May 14 2012 10:16:09Gov Brown defends making 90% of #cabudget trigger cuts to K-12 schools: "education is 40% of the budget." Says nowhere else to find the $
- — Julie Small (@KPCCjulie)Mon, May 14 2012 10:19:53Cabudget relies some on revenues from Facebook IPO. When asked how much it will help. Brown replies "Who knows? That's Wall Street."
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