California Governor Jerry Brown's first state budget, released on Monday, contains severe spending reductions, a pay cut for state workers and hopes that voters will approve $12 billion in taxes. We get reactions to the proposal.
Gov. Brown's First Budget
John Myers, KQED's Sacramento bureau chief
Robert Dutton, Republican leader of the California State Senate representing the 31st District
Darrell Steinberg, state senator representing California's 6th District, president pro-tempore of the California State Senate and member of the Big 5 leadership group on the budget
Joel Fox, president of the Small Business Action Committee and former president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians
Yvonne Walker, president of the SEIU, Local 1000 which represents 95,000 state workers