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California Poised To Fund High-speed Rail, Public Pre-k In New Budget

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June 14, 2014 AT 8:41 AM
California will spend $250 million on a controversial high speed rail project, fund pre-school for low-income children, and pay down debts under a budget deal that is likely to be approved this weekend, lawmakers said on Friday. The proposal, approved by a conference committee but still subject to negotiation before a budget deadline on Sunday, marks a compromise with Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who has demanded fiscal restraint from progressive Democrats who wanted to restore recession-era cuts.