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Jerry Brown urges budget restraint amid massive Medi-Cal expansion
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown, moving to blunt calls for increased spending ahead of budget talks this spring, warned Tuesday that the state faces $1.2 billion in unanticipated costs from California’s vastly expanding roll of Medi-Cal recipients.

The Democratic governor appealed for “restraint and prudence,” even as he released a budget revision that reflects $2.4 billion more than expected in revenue through June 2015.