More Big Cuts Coming To California

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown rolled out a revised budget proposal Monday that relies on increased income and sales taxes from a proposed November ballot measure to avoid deep cuts to K-12 and higher education.

Elsewhere, he said, cuts are unavoidable. He proposed cuts to hospital and nursing home funding to lower MediCal costs; a 7 percent cut in In-Home Supportive Services; barring colleges and universities that can’t meet minimum performance standards from taking part in the Cal Grant program; reducing state workers’ pay by 5 percent through contract renegotiations; and using assets that used to belong to local redevelopment agencies, among many other efforts, to help fill a $15.7 billion budget gap.