State Of The State
Everything’s coming up roses in California – at least, according to Gov. Jerry Brown, who painted a rosy picture of the state’s standing in Thursday’s State of the State address.
Cheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown says voter-approved tax increases have put the state on sound financial footing but warns lawmakers that they must be tight-fisted with the government purse strings.
Gov. Jerry Brown is giving Californians a choice between higher taxes and deeper cuts to public schools and other core functions of government in delivering the second State of the State address of his latest term.
Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to let California voters decide the direction of the state as it faces a gaping budget deficit, saying it would be “unconscionable” for them to block his request for a special election.