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Newsom proposes deep education, health care cuts in revised state budget

Original post made on May 15, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised state budget proposal Thursday, with deep cuts in education and health care funding as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 14, 2020, 3:57 PM

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Posted by Long Term Resident
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2020 at 8:42 am

Gee, poor Gavin is now short on funds even though he runs a state with one of the highest state income taxes in the U.S. Perhaps he now wishes he hadn’t wasted $35 billion ion the train to nowhere. If he was running a business, he would have cut staff and expenses a long time ago. There are lots of redundant organizations in California. For example, does the California Coastal Commission really add much value buying the U.S. Coast Guard? Do we need such a big California Air Resources Board (CARB) when we have the EPA? There is a lot of room to cut fat out of the system. I haven’t even mentioned our generous welfare system which attracts almost 1/3 of Americans on welfare even though we represent 12% of the U.S. population. California also has more than $180 billion in underfunded pension obligations. We keep kicking the can down the road.

If the feds do agree to help, I hope they place strict terms and conditions on the aid.

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