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Governor Releases Budget Proposal

Governor Jerry Brown has unveiled his proposed state budget. One that he says strongly covers three important areas…

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California has a financial surplus for the first time in several years, and Brown says his proposal keeps that surplus in check…

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Brown will now have to work with the legislature to get his spending proposal approved. The governor made his presentation in Sacramento this morning (Thursday), a day earlier than originally planned. He moved up his announcement because some of his budget details were leaked to the media.
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State Senator Jim Nielsen represents western Nevada County and is also now the Republican Budget Committee Vice Chair…

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The state got additional education funding when voters passed Proposition 30 in 2012, which Nielsen says helped create the financial windfall…

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Nielsen says Brown’s budget also includes funding high speed rail, something he says voters don’t want and can’t afford. A high speed rail bond measure passed in 2008, but costs have risen significantly since then.

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