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Category Archives: California Budget 2011

Governor’s Statement on Signing of the Budget

Here is a statement from the Governor regarding the signing of the budget: SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the 2011-12 California State Budget (SB 87), dropping General Fund spending to the lowest level in decades, returning authority to local government and closing the state’s $26.6 billion deficit. The budget makes substantial […]

(Another) Budget Passes Without Enterprise Zone Elimination

As summarized in the L.A. Times: Democratic lawmakers approved a budget Tuesday night that would result in reductions of services for many — from students enrolled at public universities to the needy and disabled — as Californians begin paying less in taxes next month. Their action came after Gov. Jerry Brown abandoned his months-long push […]

Deal Reached for Majority Vote Budget

The Governor, along with Senate Pro Tem Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Perez, held a press conference this afternoon to announce that they have reached an agreement on a new budget that will satisfy the Governor yet still relies on passage by only a majority of the Legislature. Here is the video of that event: This […]

Audio: Governor Brown’s Press Event on Budget Veto

Here is the audio from the Governor’s press event from this afternoon in Los Angeles: (This post has been updated with a more complete version of the recording.)

Video: Speaker Pérez Reacts to Budget Veto

Here is the video of Speaker John Pérez’s reaction to the veto of the budget:


Here is the Governor’s YouTube statement as he vetoes the budget passed less than 24 hours before:

Budget Passes Without Enterprise Zone Elimination

Both houses of the Legislature passed a budget yesterday, the first time since 1933 that a budget has been passed by the June 15 constitutional deadline. AB 103, the budget trailer bill which included the Governor’s May proposal to severely reduce the Enterprise Zone program, as not a part of the budget. Therefore, as of […]

Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez’s Statement on Passage of the Budget

From the Imperial Valley News: Sacramento, California – Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) made the following statement today about the passage of the state budget: “Today, for the first time in a decade, we approved a budget on time. It is balanced for this fiscal year and maintains funding to our schools, health services, and […]

New Amendments to Budget Trailer Bill With Enterprise Zone Changes

AB 103 is the budget trailer bill that would implement the Governor’s tax proposals including major changes to the Enterprise Zone program introduced in his May Revise. New amendments to the bill are in print today and include some technical changes to what we saw back in May. As was indicated in budget subcommittee hearings, […]

Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton’s Op-Ed Supporting Enterprise Zones

The following is an Op-Ed published by Senate Republican leader Bob Dutton opposing the Governor’s proposals to eliminate the Enterprise Zone program: Enterprise zones are proven job creators, help small businesses expand and save the state’s general fund millions of dollars each year. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the program was misguided, and his […]

More From Assemblyman Paul Cook in the Desert Sun

Here is a follow up story in the Desert Sun to Assemblyman Paul Cook’s editorial against the Governor’s Enterprise Zone proposals: A Riverside County lawmaker is blasting Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to limit the tax incentives available to businesses that hire workers in depressed areas, saying the plan would hamper job growth in the Inland […]

Assemblyman Paul Cook: “Mark my words, many businesses are going to look at this [Enterprise Zone] proposal and decide to leave the Inland Empire for a better business climate.”

Assemblyman Paul Cook posted the following editorial on his website: Governor Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal will punish hard-working Californians, especially small business owners trying to get by in a struggling economy. His proposal to “reform” Enterprise Zones is one such element. It raises taxes on businesses under the false banner of reform, and that […]

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor: “The governor’s ‘reform’ of the Enterprise Zone program is nothing more than an unlawful, retroactive, billion-dollar tax increase.”

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor published the following Op-Ed in the Orange County Register: I was disappointed, to say the least, when Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled the May revision of his budget, but I wasn’t surprised. The governor’s updated budget proposal still calls for an increase in taxes at a time when Californians can least afford it. […]

Chevron CEO: California is a Hostile Work Environment for Business

Writing in the Sacramento Bee, John Watson, CEO of Chevron, takes California to task for creating and perpetuating a declining business climate: As the CEO of one of California’s largest and oldest companies, I’m a believer in this state. I’m also a fourth-generation resident of California, so I have seen our state at its very […]

George Runner: New Enterprise Zone Proposal As Bad As Last Enterprise Zone Proposal

BOE member and former Senator George Runner posted the following analysis of the Governor’s new Enterprise Zone proposal on the Flash Report today: I have reviewed the Governor’s latest budget proposals related to Enterprise Zones, and they are as bad as the original proposal that would have eliminated the program altogether. It’s Still a Tax […]

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