Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered $1 billion in midyear cuts to California’s budget that will result in pain for students who rely on school buses to get to class, mothers who depend on child care subsidies to keep working, and support programs for the developmentally disabled, the Washington Post reports. Brown, a Democrat, said that the state’s revenues will fall about $2.2 billion below the $88.4 billion he and state lawmakers had hoped for when they passed the budget last summer. The announcement was not surprising and could have been worse. The state’s legislative analyst had predicted revenues would fall $3.7 billion below forecast. Still, the automatic midyear reductions sparked outcry from advocates and invited lawsuits from school districts.

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