Governor Vetoes Budget
As you have probably heard, Governor Brown has vetoed the budget plan submitted to him by the Legislature yesterday. Below is a statement made by the Governor:
"Today I have vetoed the California state budget. I do so reluctantly -- but with clear purpose. For a decade, the can has been kicked down the road and debt has piled up. In January, I presented a balanced budget solution of deep spending cuts and a proposal to let the people of California vote on whether to extend some taxes on a temporary basis. Unfortunately the Republicans said no. They didn't want the people of California to have that right to vote. The Democrats, on the other hand, made some very deep cuts. In the budget that I received today, there was more positive work. Unfortunately it doesn't go far enough. California is facing a fiscal crisis, and very strong medicine must be taken. So, I am vetoing it today because I don't want to see more billions in borrowing, legal maneuvers that are questionable, and a budget that will not stand the test of time."
We will do our best to keep you updated throughout this ongoing process.
Hamid Shirvani, President
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382