Gov. Brown Plans Record $113 Billion Budget

Jan 9, 2015 8:45 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - According to a government official, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to unveil a record $113 billion state spending plan that boosts schools and pays debt, but will reject additional funding for the University of California.

The Democratic governor is scheduled to release a new budget Friday that includes a second annual surplus but strives to contain costs.

According to the official who was briefed on the budget but is not authorized to publicly disclose details ahead of the governor's announcement, Brown will deposit $1.2 billion each in to the rainy day fund and debt payment.

The governor is maintaining a $120 million increase that he previously pledged to the UC, setting up a showdown with the UC's Board of Regents led by President Janet Napolitano.

The board approved raising tuition unless the state devotes additional support.


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