Schwarzenegger details $3B in more cuts

May 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing more cuts to schools, senior programs and the disabled in trying to find $3 billion in additional budget savings. The governor's finance team on Friday proposed cutting in-home care for all but the most frail and immobile residents. Officials also proposed eliminating funding for centers that care for people with Alzheimer's disease.

K-12 schools would be cut by an additional $680 million.

Schwarzenegger already has announced he would like a portion of that $3 billion savings to come from a 5 percent pay cut for more than 200,000 state workers.

The governor had said the state is facing a $21.3 billion dollar deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1. But plunging tax revenue is likely to cause the shortfall to swell by $3 billion.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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