Gov. Brown Restores $1 Million in Funding to Pasadena Playhouse

Wednesday, May 10 2017

Four months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown took back $1 million in funding promised to the Pasadena Playhouse as part of a budget-balancing move, sending the theater company scrambling for loans to pay for ongoing renovations to the 93-year-old building.

On Thursday, Brown restored the funding into his $124 billion general fund budget after local Democrats in the Assembly and Senate convinced the governor and the state Department of Finance that the take-away amounted to a broken promise.

“Essentially, the carpet got pulled out from under them,” said state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge. “I pressed upon the governor to make good on last year’s commitment. I’m very pleased the governor responded to that request...”(Read Full Text)