Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Governor, Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached an agreement on the state budget. The deal uses Brown’s more conservative revenue projections, but it also finds money to pay for some of the health and welfare programs dear to democratic lawmakers. It includes the state’s first tax credit for working poor families, as well as a first in the nation program to expand health care coverage for undocumented children. The budget also hikes spending on childcare, schools and universities. Christopher Martinez reports.