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Jerry Brown, legislative analysts differ on healthcare costs
Los Angeles Times

Last week Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said his caucus would “kick the tires” on Gov. Jerry Brown’s calculation that higher healthcare costs would gobble up a large portion of California’s surplus tax revenue. If the governor’s estimates were too high, Steinberg said, that could free up more money for other government services. The goal is to “add up $50 or $100 million at a time” until there’s enough cash for other programs he wants to fund, like preschool for poor children.