The state brought in more tax revenue than expected this year, but Gov. Brown's new budget takes a conservative tack. As expected, the bulk of the money is going to schools, including another $500 million to the state's universities. Brown is not adding money for social welfare programs or the courts, but he did outline a plan for how to expand healthcare coverage with the state -- not the counties -- taking the lead.
The school year's almost over for California's students. For kids in some 60 districts across the state, it'll mean goodbye to traditional classes. Next fall, these students will be part of a new approach to education called Linked Learning. Some state lawmakers are endorsing the strategy as a way to help students not only graduate, but do so ready for college and careers.