SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Assembly and Senate passed a revision to California’s 2009-10 budget: “These are difficult economic times that demand courage from elected officials, including those in the legislature. Both Republicans and Democrats stepped up to the challenge, and I want to thank the legislative leaders and the entire legislature for passing this difficult but necessary budget solution that cuts state spending, reforms government so that it runs more efficiently and does not raise taxes.”

He added, “Our job is not over, and I will continue to work with the legislature to move California forward, to stimulate our economy and create jobs and to enact additional reforms that will make government more cost-effective for the taxpayers.”