After facing years of ballooning deficits, California is forecasting it will generate an $851M...

|By:, SA News Editor

After facing years of ballooning deficits, California is forecasting it will generate an $851M surplus in the next fiscal year starting on July 1. Under Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which he unveiled yesterday, general-fund revenue is forecast to rise 3.3% to $98.5B and spending 5% to $97.7B. Brown expects the state's cost cuts, tax rises and improving economy to be the main factors behind its better finances.