California revised budget up slightly, reinstates some cuts

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Brown tore into California House Republicans who voted for the health care bill. It calls for allocating $400 million to counties in 2017-18 to help them pay their share of costs for home-care services for the old and disabled, easing the impact from the administration's canceling of a program that sought to better coordinate health and social services for the poor. Obamacare has not been a success in California, but it has generally been less unsuccessful in the Golden State than elsewhere, partly because the Obama administration saw California's program as a flagship, and the program enjoys voters' support.

"I have my issue with the university", Brown said. "I think the judgments we made are good, but we never know what people will be able to persuade me of".

In the meantime, the governor's revised budget instantly touched off what will be weeks of intense negotiations with the Legislature, with legislative leaders quickly responding to the governor's starting point.

Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) said Browns May Revision of his budget proposal was "a ideal Democrat con job".

Jerry Brown's plan to pay down part of the state's pension debt in his revised budget proposal. Jerry Brown's May Budget Revision, saying it breaks promises to voters. Brown said, though he did not give specifics.

Brown also wants to reverse a proposed $500 million cut for low-income childcare that he sought in January and revise his proposal to shift almost $600 million in costs to counties.

The Governor's January budget proposal called for a one-year delay in providing rate increases to child care providers that were reflected in the 2016 Budget Act.

"So we can hold their feet to the fire", said Brown.

California Governor Jerry Brown's January budget focused on risks to the booming state - and the last four months have validated his caution. County staff will evaluate the net affect on county services before the Board of Supervisors considers the 2017-18 county budget June 13. "That is a staggering figure, it would be more than the state spends on higher education and corrections combined".

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Brown also pledged to expand health care coverage for undocumented students, but warned that if President Donald Trump's dire proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act is successful, deep, "ugly" cuts in California's budget would be necessary.

He cited a "modestly improved fiscal outlook" since January that will allow for $1.5 billion more in spending next year.

California's fiscal turnaround, led by a record-setting stock rally, a resurgent real estate market and Silicon Valley's boom, has been welcomed by bondholders as the state's credit rating was boosted to the highest since the fallout from the Internet stock bubble's collapse.

The state auditor was particularly critical of UC President Janet Napolitano, who has disputed auditors' findings.

Brown's proposals would have to be approved by California's legislature, which is dominated by Democrats.

Brown said the legislation was actually tax break for the wealthy. Not until June when the budget is moved to the floor, will we learn how badly behaved the political elites were with the people's money.

In early January, before the heavy winter rains arrived, the governor proposed increasing the state budget by $179 million to address the five-year drought.

Meanwhile state parks would get $31 million in additional funding from the 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax that the Legislature passed this spring. Although most of the gas tax goes to fund road repairs and other transportation projects, tax revenues from gas sold to boaters and off-highway vehicles goes to State Parks, which would use it to upgrade roads, water systems and campgrounds.

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