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Governor Jerry Brown said economic forecasts call for a modest recovery from the recession that has contributed to the state’s budget woes despite presenting a balanced budget for this fiscal year.

Fueled by the Proposition 30 tax increase, the state has collected around $4.6 billion more dollars.  Most of the extra money goes to schools and community colleges as required by law.

Money is also set aside for expected Medi-Cal increases and to provide $72 million to pay county probation departments for dealing with offenders who went to prison prior to realignment.

The revised budget set aside $1.1 billion as a reserve and Brown said he does not want to spend it to restore cuts to social services as some in his party wish to do.

“We have climbed out of a hole with a Proposition 30 tax.  That’s good. But this is not the time  break out the champagne,” said Brown.

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