Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a $170.6 billion state spending plan Thursday that reflects billions of dollars in new revenue, proposing that much of it go to K-12 schools, the developmentally disabled, and the blind, elderly and disabled.
But the fourth-term governor, who took office amid a recession that gutted state finances, highlighted the possibility of another economic downturn to refute calls for permanent spending increases. The budget includes several hundred million dollars in one-time spending and diverts several billion dollars into reserves. Read the full SacBee article here.