Friday, June 15, 2018
State lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday. The budget, which boosts spending 9 percent for the fiscal year beginning July 1, was approved with support mainly from Democrats. ... California is riding a wave of economic growth that has produced the largest surplus since at least 2000. Even the most conservative forecast pegs the surplus at nearly $9 billion. ... The budget will boost assistance for people living in poverty, including more than 13,000 new slots for subsidized child care. People on CalWorks, the state welfare program, will see monthly grants rise by 10 percent in April, the start of a multiyear effort to lift the income of the poorest Californians to 50 percent of the federal poverty level. Advocates said the boost would ensure children aren't living in deep poverty, which harms their brain development and hinders future performance in school and work.
This is what happens when you put democrats in charge. Shocking.
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