State lawmakers OK $108 billion budget; plan moves to Gov. Brown

  • by BPC Staff
  • on June 16, 2014
  • 0 Comments, by Melody Gutierrez

Sacramento —

Just hours ahead of a constitutional deadline, the California Legislature approved a $108 billion spending plan Sunday for the 2014-15 fiscal year that sends billions more to schools, pays down debt, props up the embattled High-Speed Rail project and provides funds for a Golden Gate Bridge suicide net.

The budget now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown, who on Friday called the spending plan a “solid and sustainable budget.”

Democratic lawmakers successfully lobbied for more generous spending than Brown had proposed in order to restore and expand programs cut during the recession.

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