From the Press Telegram (direct link to AP story unavailable at posting):
This past Labor Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown finally kicked off his campaign with an expected pledge: to create 500,000 jobs.... "California doesn't have any money for this stuff, so it's kind of besides the point," UC Irvine economics professor Jan Brueckner said. "Clearly, stimulus-type spending for construction jobs would be a great thing, because we know California construction has taken a huge hit during the downturn, and one of the arguments is that the Obama plan didn't do enough of that," he continued. "But again, it's besides the point, because California doesn't have the money right now to provide to taxpayers even what it is supposed to."

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