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Governor Brown Vetoes "Trigger" Bill, Signs Two Others

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 16, 2011
When lawmakers passed the state budget this year, it included a set of so-called "trigger cuts."  They're reductions that will kick in for higher education, K-12 and health and human services if state revenues don't come in as expected.  But lawmakers passed a bill that would have allowed them to revisit the trigger cuts.  In his veto message, the Governor asked why he would want to "undermine the plan that has earned widespread support and helped stabilize California's finances."  At the same time, Brown signed two other bills.  One extends a hospital fee that brings in billions of federal dollars.  The other extends a tax on managed health care plans for a year.  Brown still has hundreds of bills to act on before October 9.
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