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LA Chamber endorses Brown's budget plan

February 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Gov. Jerry brown's plan to close California's $27 billion deficit.

The governor's plan includes spending cuts, borrowing and tax extensions.

Critics say it sounds fine on paper, but carrying out the plan is another matter.

Brown met with the chamber Friday and then spoke to the media.

"They've looked at the plan, they've endorsed the general outline," Brown said of the chamber. "But of course as a business group they want to see further progress on pension reform and regulation.''

The governor says he wants to avoid the kind of chaos seen in Wisconsin.

He says his plan needs broad support, including the unions, Republicans and the public.