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Gov. Brown Signs Bills With Major Cuts – More to Come Without Tax Extension

March 24, 2011

Bottom line folks, is if we do not extend tax cuts many people will be suffering, literally. Not only will public education suffer and the colleges, but the disabled, the elderly, the poor, and disenfranchised. We need to pressure Republicans to allow Californians to vote to extend the tax cuts. Shared sacrifice for our neighbors, family, and friends is vital at this time.

Sacramento Bee reports:
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed bills making billions of cuts in California’s budget, raising community college fees and slicing support for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.

The package raises community college fees from $26 per unit to $36 per unit and defers $2.1 billion in payments to K-12 schools to 2012-13.

All told, the measures address at least $8 billion of the state’s $26.6 billion defiicit.

“We’ve gone a significant part of the way,” Brown said after signing the bills. “It’s not the kind of thing I like doing … but when you have a deficit you have to do something.”

Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/03/jerry-brown-oks-billion-in-budget-cuts.html#ixzz1HYMLIh5j

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  1. March 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    California has such a long way to go I really hope we get ontop of our finances

    “the measures address at least $8 billion of the state’s $26.6 billion defiicit.”

    Thats a serious amount of money, almost cannot comprehend where it has all went

    Thanks for the post asheham

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