February 25, 2011

IS THAT A THREAT OR A PROMISE?:

Gov. Jerry Brown tells legislators he will push for a $25-billion cut in California's budget unless voters OK tax extension (Anthony York and Shane Goldmacher, February 25, 2011, Los Angeles Times)

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he would hold out for a budget that cuts more than $25 billion from state services if voters and lawmakers do not approve more taxes.

Brown made his comments to a panel of lawmakers who are working on a spending plan — the first time in nearly 50 years that a sitting governor has testified before the Legislature.

"I want to make one thing clear," Brown said. "... If we don't get the tax extensions, I am not going to sign a budget [unless it is] an all-cuts budget."


So?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 25, 2011 7:24 AM
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