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Gov. Jerry Brown to sign budget in San Diego

Gov. Jerry Brown to sign budget in San Diego
Gov. Jerry Brown, pictured here in January, is scheduled to sign California's new state budget on Friday morning in San Diego. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Gov. Jerry Brown will head south to San Diego to sign the state budget on Friday morning, his office announced.

The governor is being joined by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

Brown has not spoken publicly about the $156.4-billion spending plan approved Sunday by the Legislature.

When the governor and top lawmakers announced a deal on the budget last week, he issued a statement calling it "solid and sustainable."

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The budget — which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion larger than last year — includes new money for preschool, welfare payments and the controversial bullet train.

It also includes a deposit into the state's rainy-day fund and a 30-year plan for tackling the $74-billion shortfall in the teacher pension fund.

The budget takes effect July 1.

Follow @chrismegerian for more updates from Sacramento.

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