Is Governor Brown for real? He signed a budget that was based on overly optimistic revenue projections that everyone knew would not be met. If he was a leader, he would NOT have signed the current budget last summer. If he really cared for California, he would have said “NO” and forced the legislature to work out a realistic budget (with no pay in the meantime).
I don’t know about you, but for me, a budget using the usual “smoke and mirrors” approach that just passes the problem to the next year and beyond isn’t realistic, nor does it show any leadership. Brown’s failure to provide the leadership expected as Governor regarding the budget has hurt the state even more.
Now Brown wants the legislature to “man up.” May I suggest that not only the legislature “man up,” but Governor Brown do the same.