January 9 , 2013 – The days of catastrophic deficits behind him, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to propose a state budget Thursday that would shift the Capitol’s focus from fiscal triage to sweeping policy changes in education, criminal justice and healthcare. Brown is expected to use his spending plan to shake up California’s public university systems, according to administration officials. The governor has long complained that they are bloated and inefficient, and he wants to attach strings to some of their funding. The governor wants to change how the state funds its nearly 10,000 public schools, and he will present his plan for implementing President Obama’s healthcare overhaul.
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