SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking more spending on schools and child care.
He announced Thursday a revised outlook for the budget year that starts July 1.READ MORE: Fire Crews Contain 15-Acre Vegetation Fire In Discovery Bay; Fireworks Suspected
He cited a “modestly improved fiscal outlook” since January that will allow for $1.5 billion more in spending next year.
Most of that will go to K-12 education. He also is rolling back a plan to cut a half-billion dollars in child care support for low-income children.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Shooting Near San Jose Park
The overall general fund spending plan is $124 billion, which Brown said “is considerably more constrained than in any year since 2012.”
The release of Brown’s budget plan kicks off a month of negotiations with the Legislature.MORE NEWS: Hertl Scores Twice In 500th NHL Game, Helps Sharks Defeat Avalanche
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