Redevelopment money is a sticking point in state budget talks

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are at odds over a small but crucial part of the state budget -- what happens to $250 million that once funded now-defunct redevelopment agencies.

Democrats in the Legislature want to use the money for schools, which would free up other funds for social services. Lawmakers have been scraping for every dollar they can find to help prevent the steeper cuts to welfare, child care and college scholarships that Brown proposed earlier this year.

But Brown administration officials say the money is supposed to go to county governments, siding with the California State Assn. of Counties.

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-- Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times

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