This is an excerpt of Tim Rutten's Los Angeles Times Op-Ed Column Today
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A budget body blow
'I have not come here to embrace delay and denial,' new governor Jerry Brown warns, and that's good.
Expect drastic cuts to Medi-Cal and CalWORKS, the diversion of offenders from state prisons to local jails, and elimination of community redevelopment districts and enterprise zones.