Thursday, May 14, 2015

Governor Brown's May Revise Budget Pleases Republicans, Disappoints Activists

Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his “May Revise” budget proposal Thursday at the state capitol, with more money for public schools and a new tax credit for low-income Californians. The spending plan would boost per-pupil spending by $3,000 above 2012 levels. Other new money would go to boost the state “rainy day” reserve fund by almost $2 billion. But despite a rosy revenue outlook that has grown by nearly $7 billion, Brown avoids new spending to restore past cuts to health and welfare programs. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.