The Madeleine Brand Show for May 14, 2012

Gov. Brown to announce deeper budget cuts

California Budget

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the cuts he has already made to help reduce the state's budget deficit from nearly $20 billion last year to a gap of about $9.2 billion as he unveiled his proposed $92.5 billion 2012-13 state budget at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming fiscal year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public education if voters reject Brown's plan to raise taxes in the fall.

Monday morning, Governor Jerry Brown presented his budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning on July 1st.

Just four months ago, the Governor announced that the state faced a budget shortfall of as much as $9 billion, or about 10 percent of the state's current spending.

And on Saturday, he released a YouTube video saying the state's financial situation has worsened and that he now plans to make further and deeper cuts.

Veteran reporter John Myers of KXTV in Sacramento joins the show to preview Gov. Brown's forthcoming budget.

Guest:

John Myers is the political editor for KXTV, the ABC affiliate in Sacramento.


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