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Gov. Brown Will Sign California's Budget in San Diego on Friday

Brown will be joined at the signing ceremony by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D- Sacramento.

Gov. Jerry Brown. Patch file photo.
Gov. Jerry Brown. Patch file photo.

Gov. Jerry Brown will sign California's $156.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year in San Diego Friday according to the governor's office.

Brown will be joined at the signing ceremony by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D- Sacramento.

The state spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 includes a $1.6 billion "rainy day fund" and $142 million for drought-response measures, such as firefighting, water management, wildlife preservation and food assistance.

Last month, the governor reached an agreement with the Legislature on the reserve fund, that would would:

  • require the state to bank large increases in capital gains revenues, which are the most volatile form of tax income
  • require supplemental payments to accelerate the payoff of the debts and liabilities
  • raise the dollar amount the rainy day fund to 10 percent of the general fund revenue
  • allows withdrawals to be made from the fund when needed during recessions, within prescribed limits
  • creates a reserve account for education to avoid future funding cuts.

Additional agreements with legislative leaders last week will add at least $180 million in overtime pay for healthcare workers who provide care to the disabled and elderly in their homes, direct a quarter of cap-and-trade revenue toward construction of a high-speed rail line and expand preschool opportunities for economically disadvantaged children.

The general fund, for discretionary spending, will be nearly $108 billion.

—City News Service

veronica faccini June 19, 2014 at 08:55 PM
where in SD and when will this take place?
Batman June 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM
It's a secret.
usmcboi June 20, 2014 at 02:02 PM
eff the gov esp that dbag
glenn bernard June 22, 2014 at 03:18 PM
As soon as Driverless Vehicles become dominant, isn't it likely that we will be able to proceed at 90 MPH on the freeways without paying attention? And just 3 feet behind somebody else. If so, there is no need for "high speed rail."
usmcboi June 23, 2014 at 04:32 AM
prob wont hap in your lifetime google cant seem to keep thier robot cars from crashing into things people cant drive now let alone try to program it.

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