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One Brown Success: He's Got Legislature Already Working on the Budget

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One Brown Success: He's Got Legislature Already Working on the Budget

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For more than a generation, California governors have bemoaned the fact that, after they propose a budget in January, the legislature waits for months -- often until May or June -- to begin serious work on the budget.

Whatever you think of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal, it has produced one unqualified success: he's gotten the legislature to start working on the budget in January and February.

Lawmakers will have to keep up a blistering pace this month if they are to meet Brown's demand for a special election on pieces of the proposal, including a temporary tax increase, in June. John Myers of KQED has a description of all that needs to be done just on one piece of the budget proposal, the realignment of state and local services.

Related Topics Cash, State Budget, Jerry Brown, KQED
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