The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Jan
10

CA: Brown’s Austerity Plan to Include Spending Cuts and 5-Year Extension of Taxes

By · Jan, 10 2011

Today’s the day Jerry Brown lets Californians in on the specifics of his budget framework to pull the nation’s largest state back from the financial brink. The SacBee reports that the blueprint includes reducing public employee salaries by 8-10% and across-the-board budget spending cuts but appears to be contingent on California voters approving higher taxes in a special election to be held in November.

Will Jerry have better luck with ballot initiatives than the Governator did during his term?

Brown’s press conference is streaming live now at calchannel.com

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