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Umbrella Protest Tuesday for Brown's Budget

Umbrella Protest Tuesday for Brown's Budget
Posted April 28th, 2014 @ 8:35am by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Protesters will be taking aim at parts of Governor Brown's budget Tuesday with umbrellas.

Low income families, healthcare workers, immigrants, students and teachers with more than 30 separate groups will be calling attention to Brown's plan for a rainy day fund at a protest on the east steps. They say we need one,

"but at the same time, there are people for whom it's still raining," said Anthony Wright.

Wright, with Health Access, wants another $5-billion freed up for social services.  He says many programs still haven't been funded to pre-recession levels,

"The governor's proposal moves too far in socking money away, instead of dealing with some very immediate needs," he claimed.

The state is outpacing its tax revenue projections by more than a billion dollars.

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