Jennifer Greppi, right, , joined others in a demonstration against further state budget cuts to social services at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, May 14, 2012. Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget plan, Monday, that includes an additional $8 billion in cuts to cover a $15.7 billion budget shortfall for the fiscal year that starts July 1.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Calif. gov. urges budget cuts amid $16B shortfall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown called on state lawmakers to embrace austere cuts and urged voters to approve tax hikes in outlining a revised budget. Brown on Monday proposed $8.3 billion in cuts across education, health care and welfare programs in laying out a plan to address the state’s $15.7 billion shortfall, […]