His plan will confront both parties, with calls for tax extensions and deep program cuts.
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown, left, shown with state Controller John Chiang, will enter office with California facing a $28-billion budget shortfall. His plan is expected to rankle both sides of the aisle. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times / December 14, 2010)
By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2010
Reporting from Sacramento
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is laying the groundwork for a budget plan that would couple deep cuts to state services, including university systems and welfare programs, with a request that voters extend temporary tax hikes on vehicles, income and sales that are set to expire next year.
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