This from SFGate:
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday proposed drastic spending cuts, extending tax increases and reorganizing government to bring an end to California's chronic budget deficits, which have crippled the state and made it an example nationwide of ineffective governance.
The Democrat wants to cut billions in spending on health care for the poor and elderly, welfare, and higher education and wants California voters to extend billions in tax increases for five years to close the deficit. He proposed an overall budget of $127 billion, with $84.6 billion in general fund spending......The biggest portion of the state budget, K-12 education, would be funded at about the same level as it is this year, one of the few areas to escape cuts. Higher education, however, would take a significant hit. Both the University of California and California State University systems would be cut by $500 million, and community college funding would be sliced by $400 million, with per-unit fees increasing by $10.