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Gov. Brown Visits San Diego To Propose Billions In New Spending

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Gov. Jerry Brown holds up a copy of the education bill he signed during a ceremonial signing at California Middle School in Sacramento on July 1, 2013.

Gov. Jerry Brown will visit San Diego on Thursday to discuss his 2014-15 budget proposal, which includes an increase in spending on schools, health­ care and welfare for low-income Cali­for­ni­ans.

Brown's proposal, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, also includes a $1.6 billion rainy day fund to prepare for any future economic downfalls and $10 billion more than anticipated for schools and community colleges.

"With a decade of intractable deficits behind us, California is poised to take advantage of the recovering economy and the tens of thousands of jobs now being created each month," Brown stated in the budget summary.

"It also funds the expansion of health care coverage to millions of Californians and avoids the early release of serious and violent offenders, while taking important steps to reduce future crime," he added.

Brown planned to hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. at the City Administration Building in downtown San Diego to review his budget.

The governor's office originally stated Brown's visit would take place Friday.

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