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California Legislature OKs state budget; next move is Brown's
California Legislature OKs state budget; next move is Brown's

SACRAMENTO -- The California Legislature passed a $96.3-billion budget on Friday, sending it to Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval. The budget will redistribute education funding to help needier school districts, prepare for an expansion of public healthcare coverage, and lay the groundwork for years of spending increases for social services. Brown is expected to sign the budget. It was passed with a party line vote. Lawmakers will spend the rest of the day -- and possibly some of Saturday -- considering a collection of related budget bills. The deadline to pass a budget was tomorrow. It's been almost three decades since the Legislature passed a spending plan before the deadline....

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