Gov. Jerry Brown means business
California's new governor Jerry Brown has started wielding the axe, to try to balance the state's books, by slashing spending in his own office. He's announced that he is returning 84 percent of the Governor's transition fund (money to smooth the transition between Schwarzenegger's regime and his), making sharp cutbacks in the Governor's Office, and eliminating the Office of the Secretary of Education, for a total savings of $7.05 million. The cuts include abolishing the office of his wife - or the CA First Lady. He's also making big cuts to his press and communications staff.