Gov. Brown, Fellow Democrats Duel Over State Budget

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California lawmakers look set to approve a more than $117 billion budget. But Gov. Jerry Brown has already said the spending plan costs too much and doesn't take into account California's volatile economy. Legislators who support the expanded budget say social service programs that were de-funded during the recession need the influx of cash.


Mark Leno, California state senator and chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee

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