California governor, legislature reach budget deal

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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 5:03 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers who dominate the state legislature said on Tuesday they had reached a deal on a $115.4 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The deal holds spending at a level called for by Brown, a fiscal moderate, and fought by his party's progressive wing, who wanted more spending on education and social programs among others.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Sandra Maler)