Billions in cuts proposed as California revenue plunges

Gavin Newsom
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes $14 billion in budget cuts due to decreased state revenue from the coronavirus. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Adam Beam, The Associated Press California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $14 billion in budget cuts Thursday, May 14, because of the coronavirus, with more than half coming at the expense of public schools already struggling to educate children from afar during a pandemic. The cuts are part of a plan to cover a $54.3 billion budget deficit caused by plummeting state revenues after a mandatory, statewide stay-at-home order forced most businesses to close and put more than 4.7 million people out of work. Newsom proposed to fill that hole Thursday through a combination of cuts, tax increases, canceled spending, internal borrowing and tapping the state’s reserves. It also includes a 10% pay cut for all state workers, including the governor himself. Overall, the $203 billion spending pl
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