Neel Kashkari, a Laguna Beach Republican running for governor in the June 3 primary, expressed support Saturday for a proposal by Democratic incumbent
Kashkari told reporters at a campaign stop in Thousand Oaks that Brown's plan was "a small incremental step in the right direction." He urged Republican lawmakers to approve it without insisting on adjustments.
"I'm definitely in the camp of don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good," he said.
Kashkari’s remarks were a rare gesture of support for a Brown initiative, underscoring the challenge that
Kashkari, a former
On Friday, Brown lamented the difficulty of dealing with those liabilities at a sustainability conference at
"There's only so much money that we have, and only so much money ultimately the taxpayers are going to make available, so we do have to live within those limits," Brown told the audience at the Getty.
Brown needs the votes of Republican state senators in order to place his fiscal proposal on the November ballot. Republican lawmakers have expressed support for the concept of the reserve fund but also voiced concerns about potential loopholes.
Dan Newman, an advisor to Brown's reelection campaign, reacted to Kashkari's remarks by emailing a link to an article on Kashkari's low poll rankings among Republican gubernatorial candidates.