Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rainy Day Rally Pushes Safety Net Funding

Students, teachers, health and welfare advocates are calling on lawmakers to put five billion dollars into restoring education and safety net programs slashed during the recession. State budget projections show a five billion dollar surplus. Governor Jerry Brown wants to split much of that money between a rainy day reserve fund and payments of state debt. Advocates want the state to prioritize schools, colleges and health and welfare programs. Christopher Martinez files this report from Sacramento.