Gov. Brown Proposes Biggest Budget Ever

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Governor Jerry Brown's new $155 billion budget proposal includes more than $8 billion in new spending, thanks to a budget surplus from an improving economy. Brown proposes to spend more on schools, to pay back a lot of debt and to invest in a rainy-day fund to help safeguard against future economic downturns. We discuss the budget plan and how lawmakers are reacting. The Legislature will need to approve a budget by mid-June.


Scott Detrow, Sacramento bureau chief for KQED

H.D. Palmer, deputy director, external affairs for the California Department of Finance

Darrell Steinberg, California State Senate president pro tempore (D)

Jeff Gorell, assemblyman (R) for the 44th District and Assembly Budget Committee vice chair