On 18th of march Governor Schwarzenegger met with local elected officials and community and business leaders from Riverside and San Bernardino counties to continue statewide discussions on budget reform. ( GCG )
Yesterday, the Governor participated in a similar discussion with local officials from Fresno County. Earlier this year, in his State of the State address the Governor proposed the Budget Stabilization Act, a Constitutional Amendment to fundamentally reform the state budget process. If such a system had been in place sooner, California would not be facing the fiscal emergency it now has to tackle. As part of today's discussion, the Governor will also continue to urge the Legislature to take immediate action on the 2008-09 state budget.