PPIC on Governor Brown's Budget Ideas

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In the first few days of his latest term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown has proposed an enormous gamble. To help cover the $25 billion budget gap, he wants $12 billion in cuts and $12 billion in extensions of taxes and fees that former Governor Schwarzenegger said would be "temporary." Brown's gamble is a special election to approve extending the taxes and fees, with the possibility that voters might not go along.  Then, even more cuts would be needed. Mark Baldassare, president and polling director of the Public Policy Institute of California has the results of its first poll since Brown made his proposal.




Warren Olney