Poor at risk as US state mulls austerity





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Published on May 16, 2012

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Jerry Brown, Califronia's governor, has called on state assembly members to adopt austerity measures and urged citizens to approve tax increases in a speech outlining a revised budget.

Brown proposed on Monday $8.3bn in spending cuts for education, health care and welfare programmes in a plan aimed at combating the state's severe budget deficit amounting to $15.7b.

But critics say the plan will hurt the poor the most.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

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