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State of Affairs: Brown, budgets, battlegrounds, and CA's possible presidential contender

by Austin Cross and A Martínez | Take Two®

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California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures to a chart showing the increase spending for school funding while discussing his revised $124 billion state budget plan, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Rich Pedroncelli/AP

While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state budget that's a little more generous than his first draft. Call it cautiously optimistic.

That's just one of the topics covered in today's State of Affairs. 


  • "President" Kamala Harris? Does our junior Senator have her eye on the White House?
  • Battleground California? The state plays a starring role in the Democratic plan for 2018

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, professor of public policy at USC
Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico's California playbook

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