Jim Nielsen

Democrats see California's new budget as an answer, and an antidote, to President Trump's plans

Democrats see California's new budget as an answer, and an antidote, to President Trump's plans

Democrats in the California Legislature never shy away from hyping their state budgets as both responsible and visionary. But the rhetoric surrounding this year’s proposal, signed into law on Tuesday, has sounded more like a call to arms.

It is the latest sign that the era of President Trump has done more than change the mood of the majority party’s lawmakers in Sacramento — it’s changed their approach to governing the nation’s most populous state.

“This is a budget that does things for people, not...

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