Governor Jerry Brown today released a record $113 billion state spending plan. Under the proposal, the general fund will increase about 5 percent from the current fiscal year, something the governor says reflects California's economic momentum. The governor, however, did not propose many new programs but instead focused on covering growing costs to existing ones. And then there’s the beef with the University of California system, which wants to raise tuition, to the governor’s chagrin. And the budget sets up a fight on many fronts. We also discuss a possible successor to Barbara Boxer, and the prospect of the Rams returning to LA. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis spoke with John Myers, California Politics & Government Desk Senior Editor at KQED in San Francisco, and Joe Mathews, California Columnist at Zocalo Public Square.
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