Governor Jerry Brown urged fiscal discipline in his State of the State address Thursday morning.
In his annual overview of how California is doing, and outlook for the new year, the Governor made clear that while voters embraced new taxes, lawmakers must guard that new money and use it responsibly.
He told lawmakers “we cannot pull people along with good programs … and then cut them off” when money gets tight.
Those new taxes came in the form of Proposition 30, which was touted as a way to fund education. Governor Brown continued his support for education funding, and his beliefs in in the importance of available education. “If we fail at this, we will sow growing social chaos,” said the governor.
He also reiterated his proposals that the State of California allow local school districts leeway to do what they need to do in the best interests of their students. He is asking lawmakers to approve a funding formula that would allow money to be spent on real-world issues they deal with.
“Equal treatment of students in unequal situations is not justice,” said Governor Brown.
The Governor also touched on his continued efforts to switch California to more renewable energy sources, and his support of high speed rail.
FOX40 will have complete coverage of what the governor’s proposals really mean for California and if they are realistic on FOX40 News at 5:30p.m. and 6p.m.