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News Panel: Jerry Brown's dramatic budget plan

Watch Complete Episode: January 14, 2011 »

Just a week after his inauguration, Gov. Jerry Brown unveils a dramatic budget plan to tackle the state's $25 billion deficit, which includes a voter approved extension of tax hikes in a special election . It also calls for deep spending cuts to Medi-Cal and social services. The state's university and college systems would lose a dramatic 20 percent of their funding.


  • Jesse McKinley, San Francisco Bureau Chief, New York Times
  • Sarah Varney, Reporter, KQED Public Radio
  • Jill Tucker, Education writer, San Francisco Chronicle

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