Government Spending

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Seeks Tax Extension, Deep Spending Cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to slash funding for most areas of state government and maintain a series of tax increases for five years to close California’s huge budget deficit.

CBS San Francisco–01/10/2011

jerry brown

Brown’s Budget Plan Takes Shape

He has already warned the public to expect severe cuts in government spending and is laying the groundwork for asking voters to extend increases in the sales tax and vehicle license fee.