California lawmakers to vote Tuesday on deficit plan
June 28th, 2011
06:33 PM ET
3 years ago

California lawmakers to vote Tuesday on deficit plan

(CNN) - Both chambers of the Democrat-controlled California legislature are scheduled to vote Tuesday afternoon on a budget deal to reduce the state's staggering $26 billion deficit to $5 billion, officials said.

The deal, brokered by Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown over Republican objections, calls for massive cuts: $5 billion to health and human services, $1 billion to the corrections department, $650 million to the University of California system, another $650 million to the California State University system and hundreds of millions to the court system, officials said.

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  1. just a thought

    The democrats wrecked the Califonia economy years ago and now they think they can fix it? With all those cuts plus the rasing of taxes and fees it's a wonder to me why anyone wants to even live there! I moved out three years ago.

    June 28, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    The CA Republican may not have gotten everything that they wanted, but their influence and resolve has been a great benefit to the people and State of California. This is probably how it will play out in the federal government. We may not implement the Ryan Plan until 2012, but the Republicans in congress standing up for the American taxpayer and future of our country have made a huge difference we all benefit from.

    June 28, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. Guest

    Republican movie star came in spend money like a drunken sailor. That reminds me of Alzheimer Reagan. He as well tank CA in toilet while he was a governor, then he went to WH, ruined middle class.

    June 28, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |