KQED’s John Myers recorded Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s comments yesterday on Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s suggestion, made in front of the Bay Area News Group’s editorial board, that any additional cuts to the budget start in the districts of Republicans who refuse to vote for putting tax extensions on the ballot.

Here’s what Steinberg said to reporters at a Sacramento Press Club luncheon:

“When it comes to kids or the vulnerable, I wouldn’t want to make distinctions between who lives in a Democratic district and who lives in a Republican district, but when it comes to sort of basic services, convenience services that affect adults … I have an open mind, because you get the government you pay for.”

Listen below:

Darrell Steinberg on targeting GOP districts for additional cuts
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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 EconomyBeat.org, 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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