LA Times: Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

January 05, 2015

Sacramento - Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth and a state budget surplus.

Some Democrats have also been pressing for more social services since the economy began to recover. Now that it has rebounded, the state has the money and the obligation to help California's most vulnerable — children living in poverty — said state Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles).