Live chat replay: The Bee's David Siders breaks down Jerry Brown's budget proposal

January 13, 2014 

California Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown points to a chart showing the volatility of capital-gains revenues as he unveils his proposed 2014-15 state budget Thursday in Sacramento.<137> Calif., Thursday Jan. 9, 2014. A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases has sent California's general fund spending to a record high, marking a dramatic turn-around for the state. With the an increase in tax receipts, Brown is proposing a spending plan that includes a 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state's debt by more than $11 billion.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)<137>

RICH PEDRONCELLI — The Associated Press

The Sacramento Bee's state budget expert, reporter David Siders, earlier Monday took reader questions about Jerry Brown's budget proposal in this live chat. Read what insights were shared.

 

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