Governor Brown's press secretary, Gil Duran, quickly rejected the GOP plan as "smoke-and-mirrors budgeting" and a "public relations gimmick."
Duran: "We need a long-term fix. This is the opposite of that. This is a close-our-eyes-and-sing-a-happy-song-on-a-sunny-day. But the problem is much bigger than they seem to be acknowledging."
Assembly Budget Chair Bob Blumenfield said he's thrilled to finally see a Republican proposal, which he's been asking for since January - but it has too much borrowing and risky assumptions.
Blumenfield: "What they put forward is a current-year way to make the numbers add up. But all the things they decry over the course of the last year are the things that they're doing."
The governor's office did point to one potential area of agreement: Assembly Republicans rely on at least $1 billion in savings from redevelopment agencies, though Brown's proposal goes further.