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Study Shows Govenor's Budget Proposal Would Increase Unemployment

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The report was done by UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor, Research and Education.  It was paid for by the state’s largest public employee union, S-E-I-U. Ken Jacobs worked on the study. He says their analysis showed the Governor’s plan to cut social programs would mean a loss of 330-thousand full-time jobs and increase the unemployment rate by one-point-eight points:

Cut :15  “A cuts only solution that focuses on cutting health and human service programs that bring in federal matching dollars will have a very negative effect on unemployment and have a significant impact on the economy.”

Jacobs says the researchers found that a plan which includes a mix of tax increases and cuts would be better for the economy. Governor Schwarzenegger’s spokesman, Aaron McLear says the study is questionable:

 “They take money from state employee unions to put our studies that agree with state employee unions. I think they lost their credibility long ago and I don’t think anybody is going to take this study seriously.”

Berkeley’s Ken Jacobs says they used established methodology and the study’s results were in no way influenced by the union. 
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