Jerry Brown and the Incredible Shrinking State Deficit

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Governor Brown inherited a $25 billion deficit, which he and the legislature cut in half with spending cuts. Then revenues turned out to be $2.5 billion more than expected.  Today, when Brown unveiled his revised budget proposal, anticipated revenues were up by $6.6 billion. Because of the state's two-thirds voting requirement, Brown's proposal still needs two Republican votes in both the Assembly and Senate.





Warren Olney