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Early education advocates raise concerns about governor’s budget


To the dismay of early education advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to change the plan outlined in the current budget and defer funding for more full-day state preschool slots until the 2018-19 fiscal year.

In his proposed 2017-18 budget announced last week, Brown said the state needs to take a fiscally conservative approach and delay the planned increase in the number of state-subsidized preschool slots.