Sacramento, CA– Governor Jerry Brown is putting a stop to new vehicle purchases by the state and also ordering vehicles that are not essential for state business to be turned in.
The new governor says he ultimately wants to cut the government’s fleet of passenger vehicles in half. He wants to do the same with the number of permits that allow state workers to use their taxpayer funded vehicles for their daily commute.
Brown’s announcement comes three weeks after he told half of state employees to give up their government-paid cell phones. Both decisions are to help bring down the state’s deficit projected to be $25 billion over the next 18 months.
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