California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have reached a state budget deal.
The $115 billion general fund spending plan relies on the governor’s conservative revenue estimates. But it also includes money for some of lawmakers’ top priorities, including child care and higher education.
The governor called negotiations “strenuous” but says the budget is sound.
Brown: “All in all, I’d say it’s been difficult but very productive, and certainly I’m glad that we got this far.”