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Schwarzenegger touts budget plan in SF

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in San Francisco this morning to discuss his 2008 budget proposal — $14.5 billion deficit by end of 2008-09, so no tax hikes but 10 percent across-the-board cuts — with the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education.

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Listen to the full audio (about 36 minutes, not for the faint of heart) here:

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.