Gov. Jerry Brown announced this afternoon that he is closing three field offices, including Fresno's, and will not have a cabinet secretary or deputy cabinet secretaries.
Brown also said he is eliminating the Office of the First Lady and the Office of the Secretary of Education.
Brown said the measures, among others, fulfill his promise to reduce annual spending in the governor's office by 25%, to $13.4 million.
The reduction, coming as the state faces a budget deficit of at least $25 billion, is a largely symbolic effort announced just days before Brown proposes an austerity budget Monday.
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