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Governor Brown Delivers State of The State

Promising to “pay down our debts and remember the lessons of history”,  Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. delivered his State of the state address highlighting California’s comeback and promising to build a rainy day fund to help maintain fiscal stability. His opening remarks focused on the comeback.
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Brown gave credit and thanks to the legislature and the voters of California for making this happen. Brown did not ignore growing liabilities referring to billions owed to state pensions, retiree healthcare benefits, and road and infrastructure maintenance as well as preparing for future decisions.
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Brown also highlighted the move to a new school funding formula focused on local control and more money for poverty stricken students and English language learners. The governor then spoke to the realignment of California’s prison system and the challenges of more oversight of lower level criminals landing on county an community agencies.

Brown also referred to the current drought conditions.
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He also stated the importance of providing safe drinking water to disadvantaged communities and the importance of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

Governor Brown closed his address by looking to the future and the importance of Californians as pioneers in innovation.
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Though Brown lauded California’s successes he also reminded the people that the dangers and difficulties cannot be taken lightly; and closed with stating ” we will build for our future, not steal form it.”

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