LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Gov. Jerry Brown has abandoned his plan for a special election that could have extended tax hikes. Instead, he says Democrats have agreed on a new budget plan that they can pass without Republican support.

The proposed plan makes deep cuts to several programs and relies on an assumption that revenue will climb $4 billion more than expected.

Democrats believe they can raise some money without GOP support by charging car owners $12 more a year to register their vehicles and forcing online businesses such as Amazon.com to collect sales tax on California purchases.

Republicans are attacking the plan as unrealistic, saying it calls for $4 billion in revenue to “magically appear.” Regardless of whether that money comes in, the plan still calls for significant cuts, particularly to courts and universities.

Democrats hope to push the new budget forward Tuesday.

Comments (5)
  1. Chuck Sherman Jr says:

    OK all the MORONS with a short memory that put Moonbeam back in the governors house. What are you going to tell your children someday when they ask you why you voted for this idiot???

    1. Mark Becket says:


      When “this idiot left the Governors office the last time, it was with a five billion dollar Surplus.

      1. Duh! says:

        Wow, you really have your facts wrong Mark.

        Please read this article about how Brown turned a $6 billion surplus into a $1 billion deficit in a single term as governor.


  2. rjsmitty says:

    I just took a huge Liberal and then wiped my Demarcate !

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