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Schwarzenegger Proposes $12.4 Billion in Cuts to Help a 'Fruit'-less California Economy

Schwarzenegger presents his "May Revise" Budget (Photo by Justin Short, Office of the Governor)
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presented his new state budget, called the "May Revise," yesterday, which includes several "severe cuts" to programs and funding he believes will help solve the budget crisis.

Schwarzenegger said he believes "hat the budget should be a reflection of what we in California value most and also it should be a representation of what our administration stands for, in good times or in bad." Since these times are admittedly bad, however, he went on to explain that he attributes our current predicament to the lack of reform present in the previous ten years:

"I now have no choice but to stand here today and to call for the elimination of some very important programs. If we had reform in place we would not be facing the 'Sophie's Choice.' It is clear that if for the last 10 years we would have had these budget reforms in place we would have $10 billion less in the budget deficit."