Jerry Brown, California attorney general and gubernatorial candidate, told CNBC Friday that he has a history of balancing the state’s budget, coming up with a surplus and overseeing job growth, as governor previously.
Brown was responding to criticism from his opponent, businesswoman Meg Whitman, a Republican, who said he didn’t have a plan for governing the state. Brown said it is Whitman’s plan, not his, that lacks details. He added that Whitman's only definitive idea is to abolish the capital gains tax, which could increase her personal wealth, he estimated, by $14 million. To read Whitman's interview with CNBC, click here.
“When I was governor, I vetoed pay raises for all public employees, not once, but twice,” said Brown.