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What got done in California's new state budget and what didn't

What got done in California's new state budget and what didn't

Every year in California’s state Capitol, some budget issues get resolved and others get pushed further down the road. And it’s a mixed bag in the new deal passed by lawmakers on Wednesday. More work on budget-related bills is expected next week.

Although the $170.9-billion spending plan includes more funding for programs that help the state’s poor, a few other longstanding issues remain unresolved. 

Done: Ending the ‘maximum family grant’ for welfare...

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