Editorials Respond to Brown’s Adjusted Tax Extension Plans
"An extra $6.6 billion in tax revenue is a nice problem for California to have," a San Jose Mercury News editorial states, referring to Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) May revision of his budget plan. While the governor "did make some adjustments in the revised budget, â¦ he is holding firm on the rest of his plan to extend taxes, as he should," the Mercury News continues. Brown still faces challenges on this and other budget issues, according to a Santa Cruz Sentinel editorial, which adds that "Republicans can plausibly argue there's no overriding reason to compromise and violate their tenets of no new taxes." Meanwhile, an Orange County Register argues that "Mr. Brown should look for more ways to hold down spending, not new ways to spend more."
- "$6.6 Billion in New Revenue Is Nice, but Not Enough" (San Jose Mercury News, 5/18).
- "Governor's Budget Plan: Better, Sort Of" (Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/18).
- "Brown's Plan Undermines Plea for Tax Hikes" (Orange County Register, 5/16).