Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers on Sunday approved a $156.4 billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides funding for building the nation's first bullet train, the Los Angeles Times reports. The spending bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown.
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