Capital Public Radio: Legislature Passes Budget Bill

June 14, 2013

The California legislature has approved the 2013-14 state budget bill - one day before its constitutional deadline to send a spending plan to Gov. Jerry Brown. Debate continues on the budget's accompanying "trailer" bills.

The $96 billion dollar general fund budget uses the cautious revenue estimates insisted upon by Brown while also making new spending investments in select programs pushed by legislative Democrats.

"California is back, and I think this budget is a reflection of that fact," said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). "This budget is on time, it’s balanced, it’s responsible and it’s visionary."