California governor Schwarzenegger presents new budget plan
Saturday, May 15, 2010
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a new budget plan for California on Friday, claiming that the Californian economy faces growth and budget problems like eurozone countries such as Greece and Ireland.
To achieve this goal, the governor proposed cutting thewelfare system; however, state lawmakers quickly rejected this. Schwarzenegger said cutting the state welfare system for low-income families would save the state government $1.6 billion.
The governor also proposed freezing funds to local public schools and cutting state workers' incomes.
He wants to cut programs for the treatment of narcotics addiction for those usingand cut state mental heath services by 60%.
California is set to receive monetary aid from Washington, D.C. worth $3.4 billion.
president , a , said, "The cuts are absolutely unacceptable," and the governor should focus on delaying business tax cuts.
- Jim Christie and Peter Henderson. "Schwarzenegger compares California's woes to euro zone" — , 14 May 2010
- Shane Goldmacher. "Schwarzenegger unveils austere budget plan" — , 15 May 2010