Two days ago budget negotiations collapsed, and Governor Jerry Brown took to the web to give the public the bad news:

Today, the California GOP YouTubes its side of the story:

…with a bonus video from GOP Senate Leader Bob Dutton posted for good measure.

“The governor never asked for my assistance,” Dutton says at a press conference. “He was busy trying to work with individual members. I assume they were working on some kind of a pick-off type program where they were going to try to do their normal ‘let’s just try to find a couple Republicans to go up on taxes and that was the end of it.’

Maybe for the next round they can negotiate via webcam…


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix.  He also writes about film for KQED Arts.

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