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Revised California budget plan helps schools and the poor
Revised California budget plan helps schools and the poor

A growing economy is fueling an expansive plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to provide billions more dollars for schools and a tax break for poor families, even as he accelerates spending to battle the ongoing drought. In a $169-billion budget plan released Thursday, Brown also proposed setting aside money to provide public healthcare to immigrants who are in the country illegally but would be shielded from deportation under President Obama's executive action. The spending plan, more than $4 billion larger than the one Brown proposed in January, calls for a general fund of $115.3 billion — a third higher than the first budget he offered after taking office in 2011. A final budget...

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