Brown, Legislature differ sharply on California budget

Always at odds when it comes to the budget, the Democratic governor and the Democratic Legislature are particularly far apart this year as they embark on six months of spending negotiations amid uncertainty about federal funding under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Brown staked out a conservative opening position Tuesday, warning of a potential $1.6 billion budget deficit and proposing a spending plan that keeps general fund expenditures flat at $122.5 billion.

Since costs rise every year, his plan would require cuts to keep pace, and he suggested eliminating billions...
5 Published By - National News - 2017.01.11. 01:33
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