Brown, lawmakers agree on $115.4 billion California budget

Jun 16, 2015 3:48 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal on a California budget with $115.4 billion in spending in the upcoming fiscal year.

That's closer to Brown's budget proposal than that of legislative Democrats, who passed a spending plan relying on higher tax revenues.

It includes $265 million for 7,000 extra spots in state-funded preschool and 6,800 child care spots. It also extends the state's health insurance for the poor to children in the country illegally.

Brown announced the deal Tuesday.

Democrats sought to restore spending on a host of social welfare programs that were cut during the recession. Their plan called for $749 million more in social welfare funding than Brown had set aside.

Lawmakers will schedule a vote on the new plan before the fiscal year begins July 1.

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