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Gov. Brown: CA Deficit Gone, More Money for Poor Schools

Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed 2013-14 fiscal year budget Thursday morning.

Underprivileged schools would get more per-student funding than other schools across the state under a proposed budget unveiled by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday.

"Our future depends not on across-the-board funding, but disproportionately funding those schools that have disproportionate challenges," Brown said at a press conference.

He also said most categorical funding for schools should be eliminated and the money delivered more directly.

"As you go up the line you lose control and build bureaucracy," the governor said. "We want to put the money into local schools, but create greater control."

Brown also said the state's deficit is gone for the first time in years, adding it could reduce its debt substantially by 2016.

"The deficit's gone; the wall of debt remains," Brown said, noting the state's $36 billion debt could be reduced to $4.3 billion by 2016. 

The budget proposed by Brown also increases per-student funding for all levels of education; by the 2016-17 school year, K-12 schools would see a $2,681 increase in spending for each student. At the CSU and UC levels, spending would increase by about $2,000 and $2,500 by 2016-17, respectively.

robin January 15, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Anyone know how to stop the emails coming in from all these posts??? I really don't care about the arguments on here.
Tim Sole January 15, 2013 at 04:19 PM
The only problem with the above set of data, if it is in fact data is, gun rights are individual rights, not collective rights. None of the above actually can even be included in the discussion. By the way, did you check out the latest "Gun Control" law in Wyoming. Now that is good common sense gun control.
Catch A Wave January 15, 2013 at 04:31 PM
You are wrong again, the Supreme Court ruled in Heller, with Scalia writing the opinion, that gun rights are not individual rights that can be universally applied to all individuals in that they are "constitutionally subject" to numerous governmental restrictions and controls including those mentioned in the Pew Poll; the collective. For example, SCOTUS has upheld federal laws banning gun ownership by many "individuals", people convicted of felonies and some misdemeanors, illegal immigrants and by drug addicts. They have also upheld laws making it illegal to carry guns near schools or in post offices and upheld laws concerning unregistered weapons and laws banning machine guns and sawed-off shotguns. All which are restrictions on individuals done for the good of the collective. Nor does Heller impose any constitutional restrictions to many of the common legislative proposals being talked about in the wake of the Newtown shootings such as better background checks, enhanced mental health reporting and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips. Try to have at least a small idea of what you are talking about when you want to participate in a conversation.
Tim Sole January 15, 2013 at 07:28 PM
The current court, as have past courts, specific to individual rights ruled incorrectly. The same as with, medicare, social security, woman's suffrage and so on in the past. So, as Washington DC and Chicago found in regards to gun control laws, those laws, based on Heller, where not upheld. You need to understand what you are talking about.
Catch A Wave January 15, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I will repeat. Heller impose no constitutional restrictions to many of the legislative proposals being talked about in the wake of the Newtown shootings such as better background checks, enhanced mental health reporting and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips.

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