California Update for Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown presents his May revision to the state budget proposal on May 11, 2018.
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• Governor Jerry Brown isn’t backing long-term changes to Medi-Cal or Covered California. But he has proposed some one-time allotments that could improve health services for inmates, the mentally ill and rural residents going forward.

California Gov. Jerry Brown presents his May revision to the state budget, detailing a plan to place the bulk of an $8.8 billion surplus into rainy-day reserves and one-time investments.
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• The revised spending plan proposed by Governor Jerry Brown Friday is drawing praise from lawmakers in both political parties for placing much of California’s projected nine billion dollar budget surplus in reserve.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.