After years of last-minute drama, huge fights and even government shut-downs, this year's state budget
emerged so quietly you might even have missed it. Here are two strikingly different assessments:
A. “This budget strikes a responsible balance between strengthening our long-term fiscal foundation and investing right now in the economy of today and the workforce of tomorrow.” Senate leader Kevin León (Democrat, East Los Angeles)
B. "This budget doesn't do anything to stop punishing poor children." Mike Herald, legislative advocate with the Western Center on Law and Poverty
We recap the highlights for you below. Decide which of the above two viewpoints you agree with more!