Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign pledge to “get California working again” may prove a hollow promise for African Americans, according to some state lawmakers. Many of the proposed cuts may actually be “devastating” to Black communities, resulting in a loss of jobs and businesses, some say.
Among his proposals, Brown wants to eliminate state tax benefits for Enterprise Zones. In addition, the governor has called on legislators to enact, by March 1, a budget that includes cutbacks to welfare and the state’s public universities.