California’s Surplus Tempts Democrats to Spend as Jerry Brown Resists

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a bill signing event at the Leland Stanford Mansion on May 19, 2015 in Sacramento, California.

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California Governor Jerry Brown has a tight fist when it comes to the budget. His fellow Democrats are pushing him to loosen his grip as state coffers overflow with billions in extra cash.

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