State budget deal will entail cuts to public education

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The budget compromise leaders are approaching in Sacramento won’t eliminate any state programs.

But every one of them – even essential services like public education - will have to do with less, says the governor’s spokesman Aaron McLear.

Aaron McLear: "Education is about, I don’t know, 40, 45 percent of the budget. You can’t make cuts at the level we are trying to make without cutting education pretty severely. It’s not something anybody wants to do but unfortunately, with a $26 billion hole in our budget, we are going to have to cut education."

McLear spoke with KPCC’s "Patt Morrison."