The terrain for the 2013 version of California's annual budget trek got a little clearer on Tuesday morning, with Gov. Jerry Brown releasing an updated blueprint..
Brown continued to emphasize restraint with a windfall of new money, but he detailed some new investments in schools. The revised budget would direct another $240 million towards the governor's plan to revamp education funding and send more money to disadvantaged students.
It also sets aside $1 billion to implement the new Common Core educational standards that California teachers, like their counterparts in states across the country, are beginning to implement in their curricula.
"This is a prudent budget," Brown said. "It's one that responds to our educational and our health challenges, but it's one that unlike those of the past will be very prudent, because we're sailing into some rather uncertain times, as we always have."
You can watch a piece of Brown's press conference below:
PHOTO CREDIT: Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his revised budget proposal in the Capitol. Jeremy B. White/The Sacramento Bee.