Jerry Brown sworn in as governor of California
Jerry Brown was sworn in as Californiaâs 39th governor by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium onÂ Monday morning.
The new governorâs speech, which lasted about 18 minutes, concentrated on how the state will handle the current fiscal crisis.Â Brown plans to reveal a spending plan next week that he says will have âno more smoke and mirrorsâ and âno more empty promises.â He also stood by his campaign promise that any taxes proposed would have to be approved by voters.
Though Californians have a large deficit to overcome, Brown said our ancestors have overcome greater challenges in California.
âThe people of California have not lost the pioneering spirit or capacity to meet life’s challenges,â Brown said. Â ”This is a time to honestly assess our financial condition and make the tough choices.”
Brown said he hopes Californians will put aside their political differences for the betterment of the state.
âThe year ahead will demand courage and sacrifice,â Brown said.Â âWe need to learn to work together as Californians first, members of a political party second.”