Californians would face some familiar looking budget cuts under the Obama administration spending plan unveiled to tepid reviews Monday.
The fiscal 2012 budget shrinks police grants, slashes reimbursements for imprisoning criminal aliens and puts some farmers on a modest financial diet. It does little to explicitly help California dig itself out of its own massive budget hole.
While funding flood-control projects in Sacramento and through the San Joaquin Valley, as well as some key Democratic priorities like education, the administration's $3.7 trillion budget proposal overall seems relatively austere for the Golden State.
"There are substantial cuts in the president's budget, all of which will trickle down and have an adverse impact on California," noted Mary Beth Sullivan, executive director of the non-partisan California Institute for Federal Policy Research.