Reduced federal funding and a lagging economy would send shockwaves throughout a state that was projecting budget surpluses for the first time in a decade.Brown's finance spokesman, H.D. Palmer, said the administration has not conducted its own estimate and suggested that state programs would not feel an immediate impact. But schools, public safety and other services would once again feel budget strains by mid-2013.
Fiscal Cliff Threatens California's Recovery, Jobs
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