Gov. Brown proposes spending cuts, continuing tax hikes
Original post made on Jan 10, 2011
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on Jan 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm
I applaud Governor Brown in getting a plan out quickly to address this priority issue. However, he missed the elephant in the room:
"Proposed spending reductions include...and $308 million for a reduction in take-home pay for state employees not currently covered under collective bargaining agreements."
The real savings opportunity is with renegotiation of the union labor collective bargaining contracts that determine wage, pension, and health benefits, which is distinctly not covered in this proposal.
It will be interesting to see how the governor addresses this, considering his close relationship with the unions.
This is the same issue that the Mountain View City Council, and City Manager need to deal with as well, if they hope to address the bleeding budget forecasts.
on Jan 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm
Hardin hit the nail on the head!
The collective bargaining contracts are too much. Just look at what out city employee retirements...unbelievable.
on Jan 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm
Asking Brown to propose anything to do the Unions is like asking him to cut off an appendage. Who do you think put him in office?