Sacramento—During Wednesday’s announcement, Governor Jerry Brown's budget calls for $131.7 billion dollars in spending with a focus on education.
The governor is proposing that $570 million go toward community colleges.
There is $120 million being proposed to creating the state's own online community college, which Governor Brown says would benefit students with high school diplomas who aren't accessing higher education.
In terms of marijuana, the governor's anticipating $643 million will be raised in taxes during the first year of recreational marijuana sales.
The first $135 million of that will pay back the general fund for costs of building the state bureaucracy to regulate marijuana.
Finally with some of the historic wildfires we've seen the past few months, Governor Brown is proposing $2.3 billion go to Cal Fire to fund over 7,000 positions.
Brown said that in the past the state has experienced 10 recessions since World War Two and we must be prepared for the next one.
Overall, his plan largely avoids new spending, instead putting $5 billion in surplus money into the state's rainy day fund.
The proposed budget now moves on to state lawmakers who have until June 25th to approve a spending plan.
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