Democrats like Jerry Brown's budget but want to spend more
It didn’t take long.
Moments after Gov. Jerry Brown presented his $107 billion spending plan Thursday and urged the Legislature to help him hold the line on spending, Democratic lawmakers called for new spending on social programs.
“There is room in this kind of economy and this kind of budget to invest and reinvest in California’s economy and its people,” said state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento.