The state of California faces no budget deficit for the first time since the recession, Governor Jerry Brown announced on Thursday as he released his new budget plan. The spending blueprint gives a huge boost to K-12 and higher education and implements federal health care reform. But it doesn’t restore funds to social services, which have experienced deep cuts in recent years. We’ll examine the details.
John Myers, political editor for KXTV in Sacramento and former Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News
Jill Tucker, education writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
Vanessa Aramayo, director of California Partnerships
Lisa Aliferis, health editor for KQED News and editor of the State of Health blog