(photo credit: Steve Rhodes)
Governor Brown’s budget proposal strengthens critical reforms to how California is governed. The budget would improve fiscal management, bolster the delivery of community services, invest in critical infrastructure and encourage the creation of well-paying jobs.
The specifics matter and over the next six months policy-makers will have the chance to incorporate the best thinking that has been developed through California Forward’s Partnership for Community Excellence, the Economic Summit and other civic collaboratives. While increasing revenues creates more opportunities for spending, realizing the benefits of current reforms will require the Governor’s sense of urgency, the Legislature’s increasing interest in the long-term impacts, and a commitment to excellence in implementation.
A full breakdown of the budget will come later this afternoon.