By The Associated Press
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a record $115.3 billion California spending plan that would send billions more to public schools, freeze in-state undergraduate tuition and establish a new state tax credit for the working poor.
The spending plan reflects surging revenues that have climbed by $6.7 billion since Brown offered his preliminary budget proposal in January.
Adding in special funds and bond money, the proposed state budget tops $169 billion for the new fiscal year starting July 1.
Lawmakers have until midnight on June 15 to enact a balanced budget and send it to Brown for his signature.