Dan Walters: Jerry Brown aims new budget at tax vote

Just a few months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown chastised “declinists” and “dystopian journalists” for their pessimism about California, particularly about emerging from a deep recession.

“Contrary to those critics who fantasize that California is a failed state, I see unspent potential and incredible opportunity,” Brown told the Legislature in January, citing supposed signs of economic recovery.

On Monday, however, Brown blamed a sluggish economy for revenues falling billions of dollars short of the rosy estimates in the budget he signed last June.

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