California lawmakers to vote on revised $115.4B budget

Jun 19, 2015 11:40 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers will vote on a revised $115.4 billion state spending plan.

The compromise budget sends billions more to public schools, lifts some working poor families out of poverty and expands health coverage for poor children regardless of their legal status.

The Legislature scheduled Friday sessions on the compromise deal. The vote comes days after lawmakers passed their own package without the Democratic governor's approval.

Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature had sought more social spending, but Gov. Jerry Brown held firm against expanding many services.

Brown compromised by allowing legislative leaders to spend more on some programs.

The governor will also call two special sessions on transportation funding and Medi-Cal, the state's health care program for the poor.

Republicans worry those sessions could result in new taxes.

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