L.A. Now Live: Discuss Jerry Brown's proposed budget cuts
Times state political reporter Chris Megerian will join City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion about Gov. Jerry Brown's new plan to close California's growing deficit.
The online chat will be held at 11:30 a.m. Questions can be submitted live during the discussion.
Megerian and reporter Anthony York have been reporting on Brown's revised budget proposal and his plan to help close a $16-billion budget gap, far larger than the $9.2 billion he had predicted in January.
Brown is proposing slashing welfare benefits and healthcare for the poor and reducing state offices to a four-day week. Brown is also hoping voters will approve his proposed ballot measure to raise the state sales tax and income levies on the wealthy.