GOP Proposals on State Budget Could Come This Week, Governor Says
On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said he expects GOP lawmakers to make budgetÂ proposals this week, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The governor is seeking to close a budget shortfall through tax extensions and spending reductions. Brown has said that Republican support is necessary to make his budget plan "credible so it will pass."
Details of Republican Plans
Republican lawmakers remain opposed to Brown'sÂ plan to extend temporary tax increases on income, sales and vehicles.
Jann Taber, spokesperson for Senate GOP leader Bob Dutton (Rancho Cucamonga), said that Republicans are considering proposals that include a cap on spending and changes to public pensions.
However, she said that any proposals the caucus might produce in the next few weeks would not amount to a budget plan compromise.
Supporting a Democratic Candidate
Meanwhile, Brown is campaigning for Ted Lieu -- a former Assembly memberÂ -- to fill the seat of late Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach).
AÂ victoryÂ for Lieu would reduce the number of GOP Senate votes required to approve a budget from three to two (Siders, Sacramento Bee, 2/13).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.