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What’s in the new CA budget, and the fight to overhaul the state’s tax board




California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to reporters during a news conference where he revealed his revised California State budget on May 11, 2017 in Sacramento, California.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to reporters during a news conference where he revealed his revised California State budget on May 11, 2017 in Sacramento, California.
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The state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 touches on Californian's lives in everything from higher education and taxes to how much their medical providers get paid. Lawmakers will vote on the spending plan today.  

Also taking place today is a vote to overhaul the embattled Board of Equalization, the state’s tax agency. The tax board has come under fire after an audit in March that showed that, among other things, it mishandled millions of dollars of tax revenue.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times who’s been following the budget negotiations

Dan Walters, long-time CA politics observer with CALmatters, a nonprofit public interest publication