On Monday, California’s new Governor Jerry Brown will unveil his ambitious and brutal austerity plan to save California from the brink of disaster.
On the chopping block are parks (eliminate the low-attended ones), libraries (cut state funding for ALL local ones), welfare (impose harsher limits on eligibility, and eliminate child care for 11 and 12-year olds), cut benefits to the elderly, blind, etc.
It goes on.
And on the revenue side, the plan is to get voters to approve a sales tax extension, which will be tied to education funding. If they don’t approve it (at a June referendum), then money for schools goes.