State of the State Address Could Revisit Budget Plan
Monday evening, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) will deliver the State of the State address, and analysts say he is likely to revisit themes from his inaugural address and budget presentation earlier this month. Observers say that the governor is unlikely to unveil ambitious new projects and that Brown has an opportunity to sway public opinion for his plans to renew tax increases. A recent Public Policy Institute of California poll found that 41% of state residents approve of the job Brown is doing, compared with 19% who disapprove and 39% who are unsure.
- "Brown's Countdown, Day 22: State of the State Gives Governor a Big Audience" (Siders, Sacramento Bee, 1/31).
- "State of the State Speech: Brown To Offer Few Dire Details on Taxes" (York, Los Angeles Times, 1/30).
- "Fiscal Crisis Will Hang Over Brown's Speech" (Lagos/Buchanan, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/31).
- "California Weighs Vote To Renew Tax Increase" (Vara, Wall Street Journal, 1/31).