Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is faced with a projected $14 billion budget deficit and has “decided to seek across-the-board cuts to state operations.”
…as the fiscal outlook has worsened, the Republican governor has decided to go forward, according to advocates for social services and local government the governor has summoned in recent days for budget discussions…
Schwarzenegger is planning to ask the Legislature for a 10 percent across-the-board reduction in state spending next year, according to sources who have met with the governor this month.
The Governor told social service advocates this week that the 10 percent cut is expected to impact all of state government equally.
CALCASA will continue to urge the Governor and legislators to ensure that dollars designated for crime victims stay with victims and resist the temptation to borrow against the Crime Victims Compensation Fund as a way to address the budget shortfall.