Offering a brief glimpse of his new spending plan, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he will propose a “live-within-our-means” budget on Thursday that spends more money on higher education and K-12 schools in the next fiscal year.
“We’re proposing increases in education at the higher level and in K through 12,” Brown said at a news conference in which he rejected court-driven mandates to further cut the prison population. “If people think it’s a better investment to divert that money to prisons, they can try. But I’m going to fight it.’