surplus http://kvpr.org en Brown Pushes Fiscal Restraint As He Releases His Budget Proposal http://kvpr.org/post/brown-pushes-fiscal-restraint-he-releases-his-budget-proposal <p>California Governor Jerry Brown is calling for another year of fiscal prudence, despite the state’s four-and-a-half billion dollar budget surplus.&nbsp; That’s drawing mixed reactions from legislative Democrats and cautious praise from minority Republicans.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p>There was little suspense over the contents of the budget itself after it leaked out two days early.&nbsp; But that didn’t stop the governor from making his case for restraint.</p><p>He pointed to a chart of red and black bars showing the deficits and surpluses from the last decade.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:44:12 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 26969 at http://kvpr.org Brown Pushes Fiscal Restraint As He Releases His Budget Proposal