California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Saturday that his budget for the coming fiscal year would need some tweaking. "Tax receipts are coming in lower than expected. And the federal government, and courts, have blocked us from making millions in necessary budget reductions," Governor Brown announced Saturday. "The result is that we’re now facing a $16 billion hole." The gap is going to be a hard one to fill. Governor Brown has been making cuts to state spending since he took office, but the $7 billion shortfall will mean far more cuts than he anticipated.
Discussing how the state got to this point is Chris Megerian, a political reporter with the L.A. Times. Adam Swart, chief of staff in the UCLA student government, explains what the cuts could mean for his school.