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By Paul J. Young
Special to Valley News 

Lawmakers see good, bad in governor's revised budget


Last updated 5/17/2018 at 10:32am

The unprecedented $199.3 billion state budget announced Friday, May 11, under Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revise reflects some level of “fiscal restraint” and contains other positives, several Riverside County lawmakers acknowledged, but others found the revision wanting for lack of tax relief and greater commitments to higher education.

“I’m hard-pressed to accept the conventional wisdom that California has a ‘budget surplus’ of a few billion when the state is staring down more than $200 billion in outstanding debt and liabilities,” Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsino...

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