The California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee is holding a hearing on the impact of further budget reductions, often referred to as an “all-cuts budget,” if no new revenue (i.e. taxes) can be counted on.

If you want to get a feel for the political tenor of the session, our Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers captures it in this tweet:

“We don’t have 2 be here today,” says GOP Sen. Emmerson. “We *have* 2 be here today,” snaps back chair Sen. Leno (D).”

More tweeting on the hearing from John Myers….


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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