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California is flush with a $9 billion budget surplus. What Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom plans to do with it




Gavin Newsom speaks at the United Voices Rally outside the United Talent Agency Friday, February 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Gavin Newsom speaks at the United Voices Rally outside the United Talent Agency Friday, February 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
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After close to two decades, California is going to have a new governor.

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as the next governor of the state, takes the reins from outgoing Jerry Brown, a fiscal hawk whose parting gift for his successor includes a nearly 9-billion in budgetary surplus.

And there are a lot of people who want to see the new Governor spend that money. Since the new state Legislature went into session, California lawmakers have introduced a slew of bills that could translate to tens of billions of dollars in new spending.

So how is Governor Newsom going to prioritize state spending? 

With guest host Kyle Stokes.

Guest:

John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief for the LA Times; he tweets @johnmyers