LOS ALAMITOS (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is speaking to young cadets at an Orange County military base as he swings through Southern California with hopes of selling the public on a special election Republicans in the legislature have so far rejected.
Brown is spending his second straight day in a Republican district Saturday at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, and is expected to continue his push for the election that’s essential to his plan to close a budget shortfall of more than $15 billion.
Brown ended talks with Republicans last month over the move that would allow voters to renew tax hikes, and is now trying to bring public pressure on GOP lawmakers.
He spoke at a Riverside school Thursday in his first foray outside Sacramento to sell the election.
California Governor Jerry Brown is not surprised it’s taking so long for lawmakers to pass a budget.
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