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Republicans Not On Board With Brown’s Budget

— After two weeks of campaigning for his budget proposal, Governor Jerry Brown said he still doesn’t have any Republicans on board.

“No, but it’s early in the game. I think there’s hints that they’re looking at working together in a positive way. I would say that’s all we are right now,” Brown said.

Following a breakfast with the Legislative Black Caucus, Brown told reporters he is committed to getting Republican votes for the proposal. He said he still has no plans to push it through without GOP support. But most GOP legislators have signed an anti-tax pledge.

Brown’s proposal to close the $25 billion budget gap includes more than $12 billion in cuts to nearly every area of state government. He’s also asking voters to approve an extension of tax hikes.


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EarlRichards | January 21, 2011 at 1:20 a.m. ― 4 years, 10 months ago

There is very little difference between Brown's budget proposals and previous budgets, because Brown's budget is master-minded by the oil industry. There is provision for ending commercial and corporate tax loopholes, no oil extraction tax and no oil corporation, windfall-profits tax. Californians pay the highest price for gasoline in the nation. Brown's budget is the same, because again, it picks on the most vulnerable. Jerry appears to be working for Big Oil and not for the Californians who voted for him.

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istuart | January 21, 2011 at 1:39 a.m. ― 4 years, 10 months ago

I think you are being a little to cynical - Brown does not seem like the type to be beholden to any corporate interests (at least I hope not), and I don't think at this stage of his life he needs to racking up money or power. But I do strongly agree with you that we need to implement an extraction tax on oil companies and it is outragous that we don't collect such a levy when other states do. Cheers,

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Mike808 | January 21, 2011 at 7:40 a.m. ― 4 years, 10 months ago

Oil and banks are related. Who owns the oil and bank corporations? I'm betting someone or some group rich and powerful. Rich and powerful enough to have an interest in elected officials. Interest meaning sponsoring, endorsing, etc. Oil/Banks want to be interested to in our elected officials because they can influence policies to suit corporate needs. Everyone has an agenda.

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maxine_A | March 4, 2011 at 7:35 a.m. ― 4 years, 9 months ago

Working for Big Oil and Corporate interests? It is very simple to take a look at the contribution records and you will see who funded his run. Big Labor. This should end any questions as to what his plans are concerning unions and public employee benefits etc!

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