That move actually could be an improvement for some state employees who currently are furloughed three days a month, said Patrick Whalen, general counsel for California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment, one of six unions operating without a contract.
Mr. Brown also wants a $1 billion rainy day fund.
The governor is proposing an $84.6 billion general fund budget, slightly less than the $86.5 billion adopted under former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last budget.
The state’s general fund revenue comes largely from sales, income and corporate taxes.
Associated Press writer Don Thompson also contributed to this report.
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