Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday banned state employee travel that is not “missioncritical,” the latest in a series of measures to reduce spending and convince voters of his frugality.
Brown prohibited traveling to conferences, including in-state gatherings, and to meetings that can be conducted by video or phone.
“Our fiscal challenges demand that we take a much closer look at how taxpayer dollars are being spent within state government,” Brown said in a release. “Now is not the time to attend conferences, travel to meetings or take out-of-state field trips and this Executive Order puts an end to it.”