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California's 1986-87 Budget--the Spending Details at a Glance

June 13, 1986|United Press International

SACRAMENTO — Here at a glance are details of the 1986-87 version of the state budget sent Thursday by the Democratic-controlled Legislature to Republican Gov. George Deukmejian:

Size--Totals $37.4 billion, providing an increase in operating expenses of 7.3% above 1985-86. By comparison, operating expenses in the 1985-86 budget were 12.2% higher than the year before. Combining all funds, the proposed budget would allocate 3.7% more than the last fiscal year and 0.7% more than Deukmejian has recommended. It envisions a state work force of 234,500.

Taxes--No new taxes.

Reserve--Includes a reserve for fiscal emergencies of $701 million, but Deukmejian has said he will veto enough spending to achieve a reserve of $1.04 billion.

Salaries--State employees' salaries under collective bargaining agreements approved last year will go up 5% in 1986-87. Under the budget, University of California faculty would receive 5% more and faculty in the California State University system would get raises of 6.8%.

Education--Gives kindergarten-through-12th-grade schools $12 billion or 10.4% more than 1985-86. Combined with local revenues, schools would get $18.9 billion, or $4,107 a student. The University of California would receive 10.5% more and the California State University system would get an 8.7% increase. Community colleges would get 5.4% more. UC student fees would be frozen at $1,326 yearly and Cal State fees at $573.

Welfare--Provides welfare families and the aged, blind and disabled with benefit increases of 5.1%.

Abortion--Restricts funding for Medi-Cal abortions to cases of rape, incest, when the life of the mother is in danger or the fetus is severely abnormal. Courts have rejected restrictions on Medi-Cal abortions each year since 1978, allowing state-paid abortions to continue as usual.

Farm Labor--Cuts 33 positions from the controversial Agricultural Labor Relations Board, which some Democrats argue has adopted a pro-grower bias during the Deukmejian Administration. Specifies no funds are to be spent on settlements of unfair labor cases over the objections of the aggrieved parties.

Toxics--Adds 238 more workers than Deukmejian proposed for locating toxic waste sites, prosecuting polluters and cleaning up leaking chemical tanks.

National Guard--Requires the Legislature to be notified when members of the California National Guard are sent to countries where fighting has recently occurred or is likely.

Prisons--Allocates $1.2 billion to the state prison system, a 14% increase.

Trade--Gives Deukmejian the $700,000 he requested to establish trade offices in Tokyo and London and requests a progress report in March.

Transportation--Adds $100 million to compensate for federal cutbacks in highway construction and maintenance funds.

AIDS--Adds $22 million, primarily to the budget of the Department of Health Services, to combat the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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