California may need to cut another $8 billion to $10 billion of spending to balance the budget lawmakers passed in late September, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week.
“Since everyone has to take a haircut here, it’s natural that education gets hit, law enforcement gets hit, prisons are going to get hit, and also health care is going to get hit,” Schwarzenegger said at a press conference in Sacramento. “It’s just the math. It’s not me. It’s mathematics that tells you that you have to make cuts in those kinds of different areas.”