Sacramento, CA – The Associated Press reports Governor Jerry Brown’s office says his travel ban is working and the numbers show a big savings for the state.
The Governor’s Office says Brown’s ban on travel has saved California taxpayers at least $85 million since he took office. They say in Brown’s first fiscal year in office, the state spent $144 million on his travel. Brown’s Office says that’s a decrease from the $229 million spent on travel by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during his final year in office. They say that’s a 37 percent reduction in travel costs for the state.