California’s Jerry Brown promises an ‘honest’ budget from bringing business, unions, and Tea Parties together

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Democrat Jerry Brown – acknowledging he’s more pragmatic and centrist than when he was California governor three decades ago – said Wednesday that if elected again he will bring Republicans and Democrats together with “businesspeople, union people and Tea Party people” to produce an “honest” state budget.

“It’s not going to have anything in it that I’m not sure we can accommodate,” he said, adding that to solve California’s $20 billion budget deficit, “it’s going to take certainly two years – maybe longer,” he said. “But I will be patient as needed, and I will tell the truth in ways (that hasn’t happened) in years past.”

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