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Governor Brown Releases Budget Plan

California Governor Jerry Brown has released his budget plan for the year, calling for over 170-billion dollars in spending. That’s an increase from past years, but despite willing to shell out more dollars, he says the state should be more careful…

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Most of the money would go to elementary and high school education, and social programs. Brown says he’s allocated 715 million dollars in wildfire relief, and was asked if that is a one-time expenditure…

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Brown also is providing one-and-a-half billion dollars to renovate state buildings, including the governor’s mansion, and says part of the state’s surplus should go to fixing up roads and highways. In a light-hearted moment in his news conference in Sacramento today (Thursday) after being barraged by questions about numbers, Brown had this to say…

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Nevada County’s Assemblyman Brian Dahle wouldn’t comment on the budget yet, saying he hasn’t seen it. The budget proposal will be hammered away by the legislature over the coming months, with the final spending plan due by the end of June.

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